Discordance Between Ultrasound of the Calcaneus and Bone Mineral Density in Black and White Women

@article{Aloia1998DiscordanceBU,
  title={Discordance Between Ultrasound of the Calcaneus and Bone Mineral Density in Black and White Women},
  author={John F Aloia and Ashok N. Vaswani and C. Delerme-Pagan and Edith Flaster},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
  year={1998},
  volume={62},
  pages={481-485}
}
Black women have 40% of the incidence rate for hip fracture and have a higher bone mineral density (BMD) than white women. The possibility was raised that bone quality may be disproportionately greater than the advantage in bone density in protection against osteoporotic fractures in black versus white women. Ultrasound (US) of the calcaneus is believed to measure properties of bone in addition to its density. We performed bone density measurements and US of the calcaneus in 108 black and 177… CONTINUE READING

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