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    Adolescence in Healthy Boys: Relation with Bone Mass, Microstructure, and Strength

    The authors characterize bone mineral mass, microstructure, and strength in boys with and without fractures. They found that in a homogeneous cohort of healthy boys, fractures recorded until 15.2±05 yr of age were associated with lower femoral neck BMD and with lower distal tibia trabecular BMD and number, stiffness and failure load. These deficits in bone mineral mass, microstructure and strength could contribute to the occurrence of fractures during growth.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21795454

    Chevalley T, Bonjour JP, van Rietbergen B, Ferrari S, Rizzoli R.