Study finds osteopenia is tied to casts for fractures in teens

02/8/2012 | DoctorsLounge.com

Adolescents with leg or ankle fractures had significantly lower bone mineral parameters on the injured part at cast removal, a Swiss study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery found. Researchers noted a significant decline in bone mineral density at the hip, greater trochanter, calcaneus and total lower limb of the injured adolescents during the cast period, compared with the control group.

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