Colles' fracture and bone density of the ultradistal radius

R. Eastell, B. L. Riggs, H. W. Wahner, W. M. O'Fallon, P. C. Amadio, Peter C Amadio

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To determine whether Colles' fracture, generally considered a manifestation of postmenopausal osteoporosis, is associated with a decrease in bone density at the site of fracture, we measured bone mineral density of the ultradistal radius (UDR-BMD) by single-photon absorptiometry with computer-assisted image processing. In 119 normal women (ages 22-92 years), UDR-BMD decreased by 17% between ages 30 and 75 years. From UDR-BMD measurements in these normal women and in 40 women (ages 53-80 years) with Colles' fracture alone, a population-based analysis was made to estimate fracture risk at different values of UDR-BMD. Colles' fracture was uncommon at UDR-BMD > 0.40 g/cm2 (the 'fracture threshold'). As bone density decreased below this level, fractures became more frequent (a 'gradient of risk').

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-613
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Bone and Mineral Research
Volume4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989

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Colles' Fracture
Bone Density
Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Computer-Assisted Image Processing
Photon Absorptiometry
Population

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Eastell, R., Riggs, B. L., Wahner, H. W., O'Fallon, W. M., Amadio, P. C., & Amadio, P. C. (1989). Colles' fracture and bone density of the ultradistal radius. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 4(4), 607-613.

Colles' fracture and bone density of the ultradistal radius. / Eastell, R.; Riggs, B. L.; Wahner, H. W.; O'Fallon, W. M.; Amadio, P. C.; Amadio, Peter C.

In: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1989, p. 607-613.

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Eastell, R, Riggs, BL, Wahner, HW, O'Fallon, WM, Amadio, PC & Amadio, PC 1989, 'Colles' fracture and bone density of the ultradistal radius', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 607-613.
Eastell R, Riggs BL, Wahner HW, O'Fallon WM, Amadio PC, Amadio PC. Colles' fracture and bone density of the ultradistal radius. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 1989;4(4):607-613.
Eastell, R. ; Riggs, B. L. ; Wahner, H. W. ; O'Fallon, W. M. ; Amadio, P. C. ; Amadio, Peter C. / Colles' fracture and bone density of the ultradistal radius. In: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 1989 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 607-613.
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