Calcified Tissue International

, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 90–94

The predictive value of bone loss for fragility fractures in women: A longitudinal study over 15 years

  • Per Gärdsell
  • Olof Johnell
  • Bo E. Nilsson
Clinical Investigations

DOI: 10.1007/BF02565127

Cite this article as:
Gärdsell, P., Johnell, O. & Nilsson, B.E. Calcif Tissue Int (1991) 49: 90. doi:10.1007/BF02565127

Summary

Fifteen years after their forearm bone mineral content was measured, 366 women were measured again with the same single photon technique. 96 of the women had sustained one or more fragility fractures during that period. The initial bone mineral content was less in those women who were to have fractures. The rate of loss over the years did not differ between fracture and non-fracture women—the initial bone mass was the better predictor. Peak bone mass in the women in this study occurred before the age of 40.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Per Gärdsell
    • 1
  • Olof Johnell
    • 1
  • Bo E. Nilsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsMalmö General HospitalMalmöSweden

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