Bone mineral density in patients with spinal cord injuries.

@inproceedings{Sp1996BoneMD,
  title={Bone mineral density in patients with spinal cord injuries.},
  author={Changlai Sp and Kao Ch},
  year={1996}
}
The bone mineral density (BMD) of 157 patients with a spinal cord injury (SCI) was measured using dual-photon absorptiometry (Lunar DP-4). The BMD of the second to fourth lumbar vertebrae (L2-L4) and the right femoral neck was measured and the mean density registered in grams per square centimetre. The likelihood of a fracture was based on the percentage of BMD in young normals and the degree of risk of fracture. The following criteria were used to separate the patients: (1) complete or… CONTINUE READING

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