PTH and bone material strength in hypoparathyroidism as measured by impact microindentation

ConclusionsPTH levels might be associated with bone material strength, although other factors might be contributory. In HypoPT, resistance to microfracture is decreased and may be associated with greater supplemental calcium doses and might increase with PTH replacement. It remains to be determined whether changes in bone remodeling and microarchitecture contribute to the effects of PTH on microfracture resistance.
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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