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          VOLUME 48 / ISSUE 2

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4 - Bone mineral density and bone fracture relationship in elderly women

Bülent Çakmak, Ahmet İnanır

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the bone mineral density in elderly women with and without bone fracture.

Material and Method: The records of the ? 65 years women patients who had been performed bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in our hospital between January 2010 and June 2012 were evaluated according to their demographic features and BMD measurements retrospectively. Age, body mass index (BMI), menopause period, systemic disease, presence of osteoporosis and BMD were compared between patients with and without bone fracture.

Results: Bone fracture was determined in 17 (16.3%) of 102 patient admitted in our study. There was no significant difference between patients with and without bone fracture for age, BMI, menopause period and systemic diseases (p>0.05). Similarly, there was no significant difference between two groups for the presence of osteoporosis, total BMD values and T scores of lomber spine and femur (p>0.05).

Conclusion: Risk of bone fracture in geriatric women is not only associated with BMD. We should keep in mind that the risk may be associated with features such as content and structure of the bone and fall common seen in these ages.

Keywords: Bone mineral density, fracture, elderly women

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