The natural history of bone loss in the lower extremity of complete spinal cord-injured males

Short Title:
The natural history of bone loss in the lower extremity of complete spinal cord-injured males
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J49100.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 11, issue 1, pp 48-60
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Abstract:
Article describes the acute (initial 4 months), subacute (subsequent 12 months), and chronic (yearly) bone loss in the lower extremities of 55 men with spinal cord injury (SCI). Acute loss at the hip, knee, os calcis, and lower extremity is .5 percent, 1 percent, 2 percent, and 2 percent per week, respectively; subacute loss is .5 percent, 1 percent, 1 percent, and 1 percent per month, respectively. Chronic loss is the same at each site annually. Lower extremity bone loss intensifies from proximal to distal sites. The loss is continuously downward in the lower extremity, tibia, and os calcis but eventually slows at and above the knee, with 50 percent of men with SCI eventually gaining bone mineral at the hip.
Author(s):
Garland, Douglas E.; Adkins, Rodney H.; Stewart, Charles A.
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