Bone loss with aging and the impact of SCI

Short Title:
Bone loss with aging and the impact of SCI
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J41216.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2001, vol. 6, issue 3, pp 47-60
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examining the effects of age, duration of injury, neurological deficit, and body mass index (BMI) on the bone mineral densities (BMD) of the lumbar spine, hip, and knee of 144 individuals (129 men and 15 women) with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). Participants ranged in age from 18 to 50 and included 37 with complete quadriplegia, 25 with incomplete quadriplegia, 57 with complete paraplegia, and 25 with incomplete paraplegia. IT was found that (1) BMI influenced all sites, especially the knee; (2) duration of injury is positively associated with BMD in the spine and negatively associated with BMD in the hip and the knee, and (3) age is negatively associated with BMD in the hip.
Author(s):
Garland, D. E.; Adkins, R. H.; Rah, A.; Stewart, C. A.
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