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Effects of physical activity on evolution of proximal femur structure in a younger elderly population.

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INTRODUCTION: For a fixed weight, a wider bone of standardised length is stiffer. But moving the cortices away from the centre of mass risks creating structural (elastic) instability, and hip fractures have been postulated to occur as a consequence of buckling of the thinned supero-lateral femoral neck cortex during a fall. We hypothesised that stereotyped physical activity (e.g., walking) may help conserve bending resistance (section modulus, Z) through redistribution of bone tissue, but it ...

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10.1016/j.bone.2006.09.021

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Kaptoge, S More by this author
Dalzell, N More by this author
Wareham, N More by this author
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Journal:
Bone
Volume:
40
Issue:
2
Pages:
506-515
Publication date:
2007-02-05
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EISSN:
1873-2763
ISSN:
8756-3282
URN:
uuid:d7653bd5-9520-4497-bdb9-336f622d58ed
Source identifiers:
472476
Local pid:
pubs:472476

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