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Cortical thickness in the intertrochanteric region may be relevant to hip fracture type

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, July 2017
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Title
Cortical thickness in the intertrochanteric region may be relevant to hip fracture type
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12891-017-1669-z
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Authors

Huafeng Zhuang, Yizhong Li, Jinkuang Lin, Donglu Cai, Siqing Cai, Lisheng Yan, Xuedong Yao

Abstract

This study assessed the differences in femoral geometry and bone mineral density between femoral neck fragility fractures and trochanteric fractures. One hundred and seventeen patients were divided into femoral neck and trochanteric fracture groups. There were 69 patients with femoral neck fractures, 20 men and 49 women with an average age of 75.1 ± 9.6 years and an average body mass index (BMI) value of 21.6 ± 4.1 kg/m(2). The trochanteric group consisted of 48 patients, 16 men and 32 women with an average age of 78.1 ± 9.1 years and an average BMI value of 21.5 ± 4.3 kg/m(2). All patients underwent dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the contralateral hip; hip structural analysis (HSA) software was used to analyze the femoral geometry parameters, including hip axis length (HAL), neck-shaft angle (NSA), cross-sectional area (CSA), the cross-sectional moment of inertia (CSMI), the buckling ratio (BR), and cortical thickness. The cortical thickness in the intertrochanteric region was reduced in the trochanteric fractures group compared to the femoral neck fracture group (P < 0.05). There were no statistically significant differences (P > 0.05) in gender, age, height, weight, or BMI between the two groups. In addition, no statistically significant differences (P > 0.05) were found in the CSA, CSMI, or BR of the femoral neck or the intertrochanteric region between the two groups. There were no statistically significant differences (P > 0.05) in femoral neck cortical thickness between the two groups. Cortical thickness thinning in the intertrochanteric region may be one of the relevant factors causing different types of hip fractures, especially in elderly patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 21%
Other 3 11%
Student > Master 2 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 7 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Materials Science 1 4%
Arts and Humanities 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 10 36%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 July 2017.
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#28
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