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Mobility status and bone density in cerebral palsy.
  1. S Wilmshurst,
  2. K Ward,
  3. J E Adams,
  4. C M Langton,
  5. M Z Mughal
  1. Department of Paediatrics, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester.


    The spinal bone mineral density (SBMD) and calcaneal broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) was measured in 27 children with cerebral palsy. They were categorised into four mobility groups: mobile with an abnormal gait, mobile with assistance, non-mobile but weight bearing, non-mobile or weight bearing. Mean SD scores for BUA and SBMD differed among mobility groups (analysis of variance, p < 0.001 and p = 0.078, respectively).

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