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Fig. 1 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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From: A retrospective analysis of bone mineral status in patients requiring spinal surgery

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a Sample images of lateral vertebral fracture assessment by DXA in patients without vertebral fracture; b with moderate deformity of the first and second lumbar vertebrae; c and with severe deformity of the second lumbar vertebra and moderate deformity of the twelfth thoracic vertebra. d Sample image of the peripheral quantitative computed tomographic analysis of the distal radius and distal tibia of a patient with severe vertebral deformity. Note that the same patient exhibits a strong decrease in the trabecular compartment at the distal radius and a less pronounced decrease in trabecular variables at the distal tibia. Values are normalized to age-, site-, and sex-specific reference values. Abbreviations: HR-pQCT, peripheral quantitative computed tomography; Tt.BMD, total volumetric bone mineral density. Tb.N; trabecular numbers Tb.Sp; trabecular separation Tb.Th; trabecular thickness

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