Table 2

Structural data
Hip fracture n = 6 Osteoarthritis n = 6 p
BV/TV (%) 30.5 ± 2.9 39.4 ± 6.5 NS
Tb.Th (mm) 0.2 ± 0.005 0.02 ± 0.02 NS
Tb.Sp (mm) 0.55 ± 0.02 0.46 ± 0.03 0.04
Tb.N (mm-1) 1.51 ± 0.12 1.90 ± 0.12 0.049
Tb.Pf (mm-1) 2.25 ± 1.18 −2.3 ± 2.19 NS
SMI 1.11 ± 0.26 −0.11 ± 0.74 NS
DA 3.38 ± 0.19 2.88 ± 0.34 NS
Young’s modulus (Mpa) 406.1 ± 43.1 634.3 ± 161.7 NS
σ (Mpa) 8.28 ± 1.21 11.63 ± 2.94 NS
ε 0.03 ± 0.005 0.04 ± 0.004 NS

Values are mean ± standard error. NS = not statistically significant.

BV/TV: bone volume fraction; Tb.th: trabecular thickness; Tb.Sp: trabecular separation; Tb.N: trabecular number; Tb.Pf: trabecular bone pattern factor; SMI: structure model index; DA: degree of anisotropy; σ: maximum stress; ε: maximum deflection.

Giner et al.

Giner et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:41   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-41

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