Ward's triangle

Ward's triangle

Bone disease A radiolucent and fracture-prone triangular zone in the femoral head which can be imaged with plain films in Pts with osteoporosis See Osteoporosis.
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The bone material density of the lumbar vertebra, tibial neck and Ward's triangle of every research subject was measured using dual-energy x-rays absorptiometry (GE, USA).
In this paper, we further investigated and extended the correlations between five hip bone BMD values and the relative cross-sectional areas of forearm cortical bone: total femur, femoral trochanter, femoral inter-trochanter, and femoral ward's triangle as well as femoral neck.
Bone mineral density was measured from the femoral neck, ward's triangle and lumbar spine, in patients 25-55 years of age, who were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
The BMD of the whole body, the lumbar spine and left hip sites (total, neck, trochanter, intertrochanter and Ward's triangle) were measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.
BMD was measured at the lumbar vertebrae (L2-4) and the hip (the femoral neck, Ward's triangle and trochanter) with dual energy x-ray absorptiometry and a Norland XR-46 scanner (Ford Atkinson, WI.
The BMD measurements were taken at the proximal femur, femoral neck, trochanter, intertrochanter, and Ward's triangle.
After 1 year, bone mineral density differed significantly between DHEA-treated and placebo-treated women at several sites, including the femoral neck, Ward's triangle, and the upper and total radius.
Subjects completed a questionnaire on health and life-style characteristics and attended Addenbrooke's Hospital for BMD measurements of the spine (L2-L4) and hip (neck, trochanter and Ward's triangle) by dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) using the Hologic QDR-1000 (Hologic Inc, Waltham, MA, USA).
Bone mineral density measurements: Bone mineral density of lumbar spine (LS, L1-L4), total hip (TH), femoral neck (FN), trochanter (Tro) and ward's triangle (WT) were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) (QDR-4500A; Hologic, Waltham, MA).
After six months, geniVida significantly stopped bone loss in the femoral neck and Ward's Triangle of the hip compared to losses of 1.2% and 1.1%, respectively, in the calcium placebo.
Bone mineral density was significantly lower in the depressed group than in controls at the lumbar spine, femoral neck, trochanter, and Ward's triangle.