European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 10 - Number 1
Eur J Anat, 10 (1): 21-26 (2006)

The proximal femoral morphometry of Turkish women on radiographs

Irdesel J., Ari I.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey; Department of Anatomy, Medical Faculty, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey; Uludag University, Medical Faculty, Department of Anatomy, 16059, Gorukle, Bursa, Turkey

ABSTRACT In this study, proximal femoral morphometry was measured on radiographs of Turkish women. Hip fractures have high morbidity and mortality rates for people and is generally seen in elderly. It is known that the body mass index (BMI) and proximal femoral morphometry are important determinants of fracture risk. Our aim is to perform the measurements of proximal femoral morphometry and body mass index. A total of 190 Turkish women were included in the study. The anthropometric and BMI measurements were recorded and the morphometric measurements (HAL, FAL, FW, HW, TW and Q angle) were made on the radiographs. For statistical analysis, the Pearson linear correlation was performed using the SPSS 10.0 software. The averages of the femoral morphometric measurements and BMI were found to be: 10.80 cm, 10.14 cm, 5.21 cm, 3.54 cm, 8.42 cm, 131.52 degree, and 28.02 kg/m2 (HAL, FAL, HW, FW, TW, Q angle and BMI), respectively. Strong positive correlations were found between BMI and TW (r= 0.230; p= 0.002), BMI and FW (r= 0.169; p= 0.023), BMI and HW (r= 0.175; p= 0.018). These results suggest that there is a relationship between the values of the proximal femoral morphometry and BMI.

Keywords: adult, anthropometry, article, body mass, bone radiography, controlled study, correlation coefficient, female, femur, femur head, femur neck, femur shaft, hip fracture, human, human experiment, morbidity, morphometrics, mortality, Q angle, risk factor, statistical analysis, Turkey (republic), X ray film

European Journal of anatomy
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