[Bone mass in puberty].


Bone mass increases as the pubertal sex hormones secretion increases, and it reaches a peak of a maximal bone mass at approximately the age of 18 years in females and 20 years in males. We developed standard values for speed of sound (SOS) with ultrasonic measurement of the tibia in children and adolescents, a method to assess cortical bone. As a result… (More)


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