Four-year gain in bone mineral in girls with and without past forearm fractures: a DXA study. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry.

@article{Jones2002FouryearGI,
  title={Four-year gain in bone mineral in girls with and without past forearm fractures: a DXA study. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry.},
  author={Ianthe E Jones and R W Taylor and Sheila M. Williams and Patrick J. Manning and Ailsa Goulding},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={1065-72}
}
We have previously shown that girls with a recent distal forearm fracture have weaker skeletons than girls who have never fractured. This could be a transient or persistent phenomenon. The present study was undertaken to determine whether the bone mineral content (BMC) of girls with previous distal forearm fractures remains lower 4 years postfracture or if catch-up gain has occurred. We report baseline and follow-up dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) results for 163 girls: 81 girls from the… CONTINUE READING