The predictive value of forearm bone mineral content measurements in men

Bone. 1990;11(4):229-32. doi: 10.1016/8756-3282(90)90074-9.


Six hundred and fifty-four men had their bone mineral content (BMC) measured with single photon absorptiometry during 1970-1976. All roentgenograms 1975-1985 (11 years) were registered and thus all falls requiring roentgen examinations. BMC was found to be of predictive value in ages below 70-80 with regard to future fragility fractures. Other characteristics were more falls, less grip strength, and weight. A history of previous vertebral fracture and cerebral disorder were also predictive. Men with only nonfragility fractures showed no differences compared to the nonfracture population.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bone Density / physiology*
  • Forearm
  • Fractures, Bone / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Predictive Value of Tests