The relation of forearm mineral density to peripheral fractures in postmenopausal women.


Forearm bone mineral density was measured in 557 postmenopausal women from whom a history of fractures was also obtained. Known cases of osteoporosis were excluded. The mean age of the subjects was 59 years. Ninety-eight of the subjects had sustained a fracture since the menopause and 37 had done so before the menopause. There had been 188 fractures in all… (More)


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