Predicting Diaphyseal Cortical Bone Status Using Measures of Muscle Force Capacity.

PURPOSE Muscle cross-sectional area (MCSA) is often used as a surrogate for the forces applied to bones during physical activity. Although MCSA is a strong predictor of cortical bone status, its use makes assumptions about the relationship between muscle size and force that are inaccurate. Furthermore, to measure MCSA and other muscle force surrogates… CONTINUE READING