Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


In a continuing study of bone biodynamics, established values for the 6th rib are used to predict the parameters of the 11th rib. Autopsy samples of the 6th and 11th rib are compared and the correlation is used to validate studies of the 11th rib in osteoporosis showing normal cross sectional area with enlarged marrow cavity. The values presented are considered provisional until larger numbers of patients are studied.