GENDER FEATURES OF OSTEODEFICIENCY IN OSTEOARTHRITIS PATIENTS
Summary. The gender features of osteodeficien-cy (osteopenia, osteoporosis) in osteoarthritis patients are estimated. Osteodeficiency is developed 1,8 times more often in women, than in men, and is accompanied by smaller values of metacarpal index, sexual dimorphism of parameters of osteal metabolism hormone markers and osteoassociated chemical elements, indices of which are correlated with mineral bone density, interconnected with bone destructive changes severity, joint syndrome prevalence, synovitis evidence.
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