Finite element analysis of the proximal femur and hip fracture risk in older men.

@article{Orwoll2009FiniteEA,
  title={Finite element analysis of the proximal femur and hip fracture risk in older men.},
  author={Eric S. Orwoll and Lynn M. Marshall and Carrie M Nielson and Steve Cummings and Jodi A. Lapidus and Jane A. Cauley and Kristine E Ensrud and Nancy L Lane and Paul R Hoffmann and David L Kopperdahl and Tony M. Keaveny},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={475-83}
}
Low areal BMD (aBMD) is associated with increased risk of hip fracture, but many hip fractures occur in persons without low aBMD. Finite element (FE) analysis of QCT scans provides a measure of hip strength. We studied the association of FE measures with risk of hip fracture in older men. A prospective case-cohort study of all first hip fractures (n = 40… CONTINUE READING