Cortical and trabecular bone at the radius and tibia in male and female adolescents with Down syndrome: a peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) study

Osteoporosis International, 06/12/2012

From these results, it can be believed that even with higher volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) in determined skeletal sites, adolescents with Down syndrome (DS) are at higher risk of suffering bone fractures due to an increased fragility by lower resistance to load bending or torsion.

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