publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Fracture threshold in the femur and tibia of people with spinal cord injury as determined by peripheral quantitative computed tomography.

Eser, Prisca; Frotzler, Angela; Zehnder, Yvonne; Denoth, Jachen;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2005 Journal: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, volume 86, pages 498-504 (issn: 0003-9993, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract Eser P, Frotzler A, Zehnder Y, Denoth J. Fracture threshold in the femur and tibia of people with spinal cord injury as determined by peripheral quantitative computed tomography. Objective To determine bone traits of the femur and tibia with peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) that best distinguish between spinal cord injury (SCI) subjects with and without fractures. Design Cross-sectional study. Setting In- and outpatient paraplegic center in Switzerland. Participants Ninety-nine motor complete SCI subjects (duration of paralysis, 2mo–49y), 21 of whom had sustained fractures of the femur or tibia. Interventions Not applicable. Main outco...
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Medical Subject Headings: musculoskeletal systemmusculoskeletal diseases
free text keywords: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation
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