Journal article

Femoral neck geometry and hip fracture risk: the Geelong osteoporosis study

S El-Kaissi, JA Pasco, MJ Henry, S Panahi, JG Nicholson, GC Nicholson, MA Kotowicz

OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

To determine the relationship between femoral neck geometry and the risk of hip fracture in post-menopausal Caucasian women, we conducted a retrospective study comparing the femoral neck dimensions of 62 hip fracture cases to those of 608 randomly selected controls. Measurements were made from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans (Lunar DPX-L), using the manufacturer's ruler function, and included: hip axis length (HAL), femoral neck axis length (FNAL), femoral neck width (FNW), femoral shaft width (FSW), medial femoral shaft cortical thickness (FSCT(med)), and lateral femoral shaft cortical thickness (FSCT(lat)). The fracture group was older (median age 78.3 years vs 73.8 years), lighter ..

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