An Early-Life Femoral Shaft Fracture and Bone Mineral Density at Adulthood

  title={An Early-Life Femoral Shaft Fracture and Bone Mineral Density at Adulthood},
  author={J. Lepp{\"a}l{\"a} and P Kannus and Seppo T Niemi and Harri Siev{\"a}nen and Ilkka Vuori and Markku J{\"a}rvinen},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
High peak bone mass and density in early adulthood is an important protective factor against osteoporotic fractures in later life, but it is not known whether injuries to growing bones adversely affect the attainment of peak bone mass and density. The purpose of this study was therefore to examine with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry the areal bone mineral density (BMD) of the injured and uninjured extremity (the femoral neck, trochanter area of the femur, distal femur, patella, proximal tibia… CONTINUE READING


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