Table 1

Histomorphometric indices (mean (SD))

Patients receiving GCs (n = 9)Controls (hip and knee, n = 7)Controls, 65–74 years Recker et al17
Significantly different from both sets of controls: *p<0.05; **p<0.01.
BV/TV, bone volume/total volume; Tb Th, trabecular thickness; TB No, trabecular number; Tb Sp, trabecular spacing; ES/BS, eroded surface/bone surface; Oc S/BS, osteoclast surface/bone surface; OS/BS, osteoid surface/bone surface; O Th, osteoid thickness; Ob S/BS, osteoblast surface/bone surface; LS/BS, labelled surface/bone surface.
BV/TV (%)19.3 (4.4)28.1 (5.1)19.6 (5.6)
Tb Th (μm)82.8 (12.8)**118.2 (18.8)131.3 (28.1
Tb No/mm2.30 (0.30)2.4 (0.34)1.5 (0.29)
Tb Sp (μm)357.2 (72.2)307.5 (53.1)690.5 (178.0)
ES/BS (%)7.1 (4.4)*2.5 (1.4)3.7 (1.7)
Oc S/BS (%)1.25 (1.37)0.20 (0.17)0.6 (0.7)
OS/BS (%)5.8 (3.4)4.7 (3.4)14.0 (6.6)
O Th (μm)5.4 (1.6)6.0 (1.74)8.3 (2.0)
Ob S/BS0.97 (1.0)0.29 (0.39)3.11 (2.8)
LS/BS4.3 (3.9)3.4 (3.1)