Radiographic changes in the femoral endosteal surface associate with increased bone turnover, decreased cortical width, and low bone density


A number of changes in bone structure and architecture occur at the upper end of the femur with aging that may contribute to decreased bone strength and increased fracture incidence at the hip. Measurements Of cortical thickness of the femoral shaft from radiographs of elderly women showed that a significant proportion had loss of the endosteal surface… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02500379