SEASONAL VARIATION OF HISTOLOGICAL OSTEOMALACIA IN FEMORAL-NECK FRACTURES

J. E. Aaron, John Christopher G. Gallagher, B. E C Nordin

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Abstract

In a series of 134 iliac-crest biopsies from unselected cases of fracture of the proximal femur, the proportion with evidence of osteomalacia varied with the season. The highest frequency of abnormal calcification fronts (43%) was observed in February to April and the lowest (15%) in August to October. The highest frequency of abnormal osteoid-covered surfaces (47%) was observed in April to June and the lowest (13%) in October to December. The overall frequency of osteomalacia in femoral-neck-fracture cases in Leeds seems to be about 37%. It is concluded that variation in hours of sunshine is responsible for a seasonal variation in osteomalacia in these cases and, possibly, in the elderly population as a whole.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-85
Number of pages2
JournalThe Lancet
Volume304
Issue number7872
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 1974
Externally publishedYes

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Osteomalacia
Femoral Neck Fractures
Sunlight
Femur
Biopsy
Population

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SEASONAL VARIATION OF HISTOLOGICAL OSTEOMALACIA IN FEMORAL-NECK FRACTURES. / Aaron, J. E.; Gallagher, John Christopher G.; Nordin, B. E C.

In: The Lancet, Vol. 304, No. 7872, 13.07.1974, p. 84-85.

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Aaron, J. E. ; Gallagher, John Christopher G. ; Nordin, B. E C. / SEASONAL VARIATION OF HISTOLOGICAL OSTEOMALACIA IN FEMORAL-NECK FRACTURES. In: The Lancet. 1974 ; Vol. 304, No. 7872. pp. 84-85.
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