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Colles' fracture associated with reduced bone mineral content. Photon densitometry in 74 patients with matched controls.

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Source
Acta Orthop Scand. 1992 Oct;63(5):552-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1992
Author
H. Mallmin
S. Ljunghall
T. Naessén
Author Affiliation
Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
Source
Acta Orthop Scand. 1992 Oct;63(5):552-4
Date
Oct-1992
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Absorptiometry, Photon
Age Factors
Aged
Bone Density
Colles' Fracture - epidemiology - etiology - prevention & control
Female
Humans
Male
Osteoporosis - complications - pathology - radionuclide imaging
Population Surveillance
Prospective Studies
Regression Analysis
Risk factors
Sweden - epidemiology
Abstract
In a prospective population-based investigation, we measured bone mineral density (BMD) of the forearm using single-photon absorptiometry at both a distal and a more proximal site in 74 Colles'-fracture patients who were compared with controls matched for age, sex, and years after menopause. For both groups there was a marked inverse relationship between age and bone mass. However, over the entire age range, the probands had 11 percent reduced BMD when compared with the controls. Our findings confirm that patients with fracture of the distal forearm have reduced BMD. They constitute an appropriate group for studies aimed at prevention of fracture in the elderly.
PubMed ID
1441956 View in PubMed
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