Correcting calf girth discriminates the incidence of falling but not bone mass by broadband ultrasound attenuation in elderly female subjects.

@article{Stewart2002CorrectingCG,
  title={Correcting calf girth discriminates the incidence of falling but not bone mass by broadband ultrasound attenuation in elderly female subjects.},
  author={Arthur D Stewart and Alison Stewart and David M. Reid},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          195-8
        }
}
Calf circumference has been cited as an independent risk factor for hip fracture. Correcting this measured girth for subcutaneous adipose tissue or fluid accumulation provides a more valid estimate of lean tissue, but has not been reported in elderly populations. Two hundred eighty-eight randomly selected female volunteers, aged >or=70 years, were assessed by quantitative ultrasound (QUS) and clinical risk factors as part of a larger screening study for hip fracture risk. This involved… CONTINUE READING
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