Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0006p015 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Structural geometry of bones is prominently associated with risk of fracture in children

Medina-Gomez Carolina , Grgic Olja , Shevroja Enisa , Trajanoska Katerina , Uitterlinden Andre G , Jaddoe Vincent W , Beck Tom J , Rivadeneira Fernando

Background: Low total body BMD (TB-BMD) is an established risk factor for fractures in healthy children. However, bone strength depends not only on bone mass and density, but also on the structural geometry of bones. Hip structural analysis (HSA) is a technique applied on hip DXA scans to calculate several bone geometry parameters. The aim of our study was to evaluate other bone geometrical parameters that can constitute determinants of fracture risk. Specifically, we examined...