Cortical porosity is higher in boys compared with girls at the distal radius and distal tibia during pubertal growth: an HR-pQCT study.

@article{Nishiyama2012CorticalPI,
  title={Cortical porosity is higher in boys compared with girls at the distal radius and distal tibia during pubertal growth: an HR-pQCT study.},
  author={Kyle K. Nishiyama and Heather M Macdonald and Sarah A Moore and T. -Y. Fung and Steven K. Boyd and Heather A. McKay},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={273-82}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the sex- and maturity-related differences in bone microstructure and estimated bone strength at the distal radius and distal tibia in children and adolescents. We used high-resolution pQCT to measure standard morphological parameters in addition to cortical porosity (Ct.Po) and estimated bone strength by finite element analysis. Participants ranged in age from 9 to 22 years (n = 212 girls and n = 186 boys) who were scanned annually for either one (11%) or… CONTINUE READING