Table 3

Fractures, BMD, and ultrasound in Ehlers Danlos patients and normal controls

Ehlers-DanlosControlsp Value
Fracture (y/n)18/233/23<0.001
BMD lumbar spine0.991 (0.104)1.06 (0.110)0.02
BMD femoral neck0.795 (0.1)0.851 (0.084)0.05
BMD trochanter0.657 (0.117)0.743 (0.1)0.02
BUA71.35 (17.66)92.24 (20.32)0.004
SOS1636.9 (71.9)1702 (45.2)0.004
SOS (FN)3-150 1431.27 (70.4)1484.12 (41.6)0.026
SOS (LS)1516.12 (72.3)1572.97 (46.5)0.012
BUA (FN)2.77 (16.9)19.34 (19.5)0.024
BUA (LS)21.78 (17.8)39.03 (20.7)0.02
BUA (HAQ) 81.91 (17.9)92.40 (20.18)0.15
SOS (HAQ)1675 (67.3)1703.4 (44.4)0.19
BMD LS (HAQ)1.033 (0.102)1.065 (0.110)0.31
BMD FN (HAQ)0.844 (0.091)0.851 (0.086)0.81
  • 3-150 SOS (FN) = SOS adjusted for BMD femoral neck. LS = lumbar spine. BUA (HAQ) = BUA adjusted for HAQ score. Values are presented as means (SD). Units: BMD in g/cm2, BUA in dB/MHz, SOS in m/s.