Sex-specific developmental changes in muscle size and bone geometry at the femoral shaft

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Authors

  • Wolfgang Hogler
  • C J R Blimkie
  • C T Cowell
  • D Inglis
  • F Rauch
  • And 5 others
  • A F Kemp
  • P Wiebe
  • C S Duncan
  • N Farpour-Lambert
  • H J Woodhead

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

When expressed as a percentage of the average result in young adults, bone mineral content lags behind bone length before puberty. Even though this observation has led to speculation about bone fragility in children, such relationships could simply be due to scaling effects when measures with different geometrical dimensions are compared.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)982-9
Number of pages8
JournalBone
Volume42
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

Keywords

  • Adolescent, Adult, Body Size, Body Weight, Bone Density, Bone Development, Child, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Femur, Humans, Male, Muscle Development, Muscle, Skeletal, Sex Factors