Osteoarthrosis: Sex‐specific relationship to osteoporosis

David B. Burr, R. Bruce Martin, Mitchell B. Schaffler, Robert D. Jurmain, E. James Harner, Eric L. Radin

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Examination of an Eskimo skeletal series demonstrated at least two etiologically distinct groups of joint deterioration divided along sex lines. Low bone mineral content (BMC) among women and high BMC among men were associated with osteoarthrosis on the tibial plateau. This finding contradicts conventional wisdom based on clinical observation, which suggests that reduced skeletal mass prevents osteoarthrosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1983


  • Bone mineral content
  • Eskimo
  • Osteoarthrosis
  • Osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology

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    Burr, D. B., Martin, R. B., Schaffler, M. B., Jurmain, R. D., Harner, E. J., & Radin, E. L. (1983). Osteoarthrosis: Sex‐specific relationship to osteoporosis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 61(3), 299-303. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.1330610304