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Bone mass was measured by single photon absoptiometry in 52 women with hip fractures and compared to controls of similar age. No difference in the forearm bone mineral content (BMC) was detectable between the groups. Extracapsular fractures had lower forearm BMC than intracapsular fractures, but these differences were eliminated by allowance for age. Clinical management therefore was not influenced by such measurements.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Publication Date

03/1989

Volume

71

Pages

77 - 78

Addresses

University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital.

Keywords

Bone and Bones, Humans, Hip Fractures, Minerals, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Middle Aged, Female