DIFFERENCES BY SEX AND HANDEDNESS IN RIGHT AND LEFT FEMUR BONE MINERAL DENSITIES


Sahin A. , Dane S., Seven B., Akar S., Yildirim S.

PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, cilt.109, ss.824-830, 2009 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 109 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2466/pms.109.3.824-830
  • Dergi Adı: PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.824-830

Özet

Left-handedness was reported to be a risk factor for accident-related injuries, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, sport-related injuries, and bone breaks and fractures. As decreased bone mineral density is a good marker of bone fractures, the femoral bone mineral densities of normal left-handed university students were compared with those of right-handed students. Hand preference of 66 men and 47 women was assessed using the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory. Measures of bone mineral density with a Hologic QDR-4500W (S/N 48403) densitometer showed bone mineral densities of both right and left proximal femur regions were higher in right-handed than in left-handed students. These results are consistent with the claim that left-handed participants had higher trauma and injury risk. Also, these results may explain the sex-related differences by handedness for susceptibility in accident-related injuries such as bone fractures.