Assessment of bone mineral density in forearms of collegiate ten-pin bowlers

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Fryman, Ashley Rose
Winklepleck, Bryce M.
Hervey, Ashley Marie
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2010-04-23
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This study assessed the BMD of the bowling arm compared to the non-bowling arm and the distal forearm BMD of the bowling arm compared to the non-bowling arm of elite collegiate ten-pin bowlers. Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Unit (DXA) was used to assess the BMD of bilateral arms (whole body scan) and bilateral distal forearms (forearm scan) of 25 (N=13 males, N=12 females) collegiate bowlers(20.72 ± 1.46 yrs). The forearm scans showed significantly greater (p<0.05) BMD in the bowling arm (0.635 ± .05 g·cm⁻²) compared to the non-bowling arm (0.618 ± .06 g·cm⁻²)of both the male and female ten-pin bowlers.

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Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at the Department of Human Performance Studies, College of Education
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Fryman, Ashley R., Bryce M. Winklepleck, and Ashley M. Hervey (2010). Assessment of bone mineral density in forearms of collegiate ten-pin bowlers. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 31-32
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Wichita State University. Graduate School
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