Table 1

Number and percentage of fractures by skeletal site among women with and without RA
Skeletal site Rheumatoid arthritis (cases) Non-rheumatoid arthritis (controls)
Face 1 (1.2%) 13 (0.8%)
Skull 0 2 (0.1%)
Vertebra 26 (31.7%) 243 (15.6%).
Rib 4 (4.9%) 64 (4.1%)
Pelvis 2 (2.4%) 63 (4.0%)
Clavical 0 14 (0.9%)
Scapula 0 7 (0.5%)
Humerus 12 (14.6%) 128 (8.2%)
Forearm 3 (3.7%) 108 (6.9%)
Colles’ 6 (7.3%) 211 (13.5%)
Carpal bone 1 (1.2%) 18 (1.2%)
Hand 1 (1.2%) 23 (1.5%)
Finger 1 (1.2%) 36 (2.3%)
Hip 6 (7.3%) 321 (20.5%)
Upper leg 4 (4.9%) 25 (1.6%)
Patella 4 (4.9%) 21 (1.3%)
Lower leg 3 (3.7%) 85 (5.4%)
Ankle 4 (4.9%) 100 (6.4%)
Foot 3 (3.7%) 55 (3.5%)
Toe 1 (1.2%) 26 (1.7%)
Total 82 (100%) 1563 (100%)

Brennan et al.

Brennan et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:13   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-15-13

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