publication . Article . 2009

Role of peripheral quantitative computed tomography in identifying disuse osteoporosis in paraplegia

Coupaud, S.; McLean, A.N.; Allan, D.B.;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2009 Journal: Skeletal Radiology, volume 38, pages 989-995 (issn: 0364-2348, eissn: 1432-2161, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<b>Objective:</b> Disuse osteoporosis is a major long-term health consequence of spinal cord injury (SCI) that still needs to be addressed. Its management in SCI should begin with accurate diagnosis, followed by targeted treatments in the most vulnerable subgroups. We present data quantifying disuse osteoporosis in a cross-section of the Scottish paraplegic population to identify subgroups with lowest bone mineral density (BMD).\ud <b>Materials and Methods:</b> Forty-seven people with chronic SCI at levels T2-L2 were scanned using peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pQCT) at four tibial sites and two femoral sites, at the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal...
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Medical Subject Headings: musculoskeletal diseasesmusculoskeletal system
free text keywords: Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging, T1, R1
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