ABB  Vol.4 No.4 , April 2013
Is osteoporosis systemic?
ABSTRACT

The title question is investigated by comparing results of a series of bone strength tests of lumbar vertebrae (L1 and L2) and right wrists (distal radii) of nine cadavers. The paper describes the specimen preparation, the testing, and the analysis procedures. The results show that there is a correlation between the strengths of the lumbar and wrist specimens for the individual cadavers, suggesting that bone integrity is indeed systemic.


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Huston, R. , Weiss, K. , Kotecha, R. and Dimov, M. (2013) Is osteoporosis systemic?. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 4, 531-538. doi: 10.4236/abb.2013.44069.
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