Short Tilte:Relationship between regional bone density measurements and the time since injury in adults with spinal cord injuries
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):04, 85, 1, 59-64
Article describes study conducted to determine the bone mineral density (BMD) of the legs, arms, and trunk region of a group of adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to determine the relationship between regional BMD values and the time since injury. BMD measurements were determined by total-body, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scans, and percentage-matched BMD. The relationship between percentage-matched BMD values and time since injury was determined by linear regression analyses. Results showed that the regional percentage-matched BMD values were significantly inversely related to the time since injury.