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Length of femoral neck and rates of hip fractures

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6975.326b (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:326

Measurements may not be reliable

  1. Arne Hoiseth
  1. Radiologist Sentrum Rontgeninstitutt, Oslo, Norway

    EDITOR,—Too little attention has been given to the relation between anatomical structure and risk of fracture. Ian R Reid and colleagues report the relation between the length of the femoral neck and rates of hip fracture,1 but they in fact measured the projected length of the femoral neck. This varies with the …

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