Evaluation of Femur Angle Abduction/Adduction and Bone Mineral Density Values

Wong, J. C. and Ong, B. (2005) Evaluation of Femur Angle Abduction/Adduction and Bone Mineral Density Values. Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 8 4: 472-475. doi:10.1385/JCD:8:4:467

Author Wong, J. C.
Ong, B.
Title Evaluation of Femur Angle Abduction/Adduction and Bone Mineral Density Values
Journal name Journal of Clinical Densitometry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1094-6950
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1385/JCD:8:4:467
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 8
Issue 4
Start page 472
End page 475
Total pages 4
Editor Paul D. Miller
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 110320 Radiology and Organ Imaging
Abstract Bone densitometry using fan-beam technology allows both femurs to be rapidly measured with the aid of a bilateral foot-positioning tool to keep both legs in internal rotation. The Lunar Prodigy® system uses a bilateral foot-positioning tool with a fixed interpedal width. The aim of this study was to determine whether the small degrees of femur abduction and adduction introduced by a fixed interpedal width-positioning tool influences the femur bone mineral density (BMD) measurements. Two-hundred patients had the total femur (FTot), femoral neck (FN), femoral shaft (FS), and femoral trochanter (FT) BMD, and angles of femoral abduction and adduction measured. Of all subjects, 26.5% had an absolute difference in femur angulation of #1°, 77.5% had #5° and 97% had #10°. There was no significant correlation between the right-to-left differences in femur angles and the absolute right-to-left differences in FTot, FN, FS, and FT BMD. The introduction of small degrees of femur angulation with the fixed interpedal width bilateral foot positioner does not significantly affect the measured BMD at the various femur regions
Keyword Femur
bone density
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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