Effect of surgical and natural menopause on proximal femur morphometry in obese women.Ann Anat 2019; :151416AA
The purpose of this study is to determine whether there are differences in proximal femur parameters of women subjected to menopause surgically or naturally. In this study, 10 parameters belonging to proximal femur of a total of 60 women cases of whom 30 had a mean age of 55.53 ± 4.57 years; body mass index, 33.06 ± 4.21 kg/m2; menopause age, 48.10 ± 5.92; and menopause years, 7.50 ± 4.58; and who were subjected to natural menopause; and 30 women whose mean age was 56.10 ± 6.87 years; body mass index, 33.33 ± 3.76 kg/m2; menopause age, 48.00 ± 4.64 years and menopause year, 8.10 ± 7.29; who were subjected to surgical menopause, and who did not use hormone replacement, were examined by radiography. Their anthropometric measurements, body compositions, blood hormone analyses (FSH, LH, estradiol, progesterone) and bone mineral densities (femur neck, femur total, lumbar t-score) were evaluated. It was found that there was no difference between surgical and natural menopause with respect to proximal femur parameters (p > 0.05). It was also found that FSH levels were high in the surgical menopause group and there were significant differences between the groups (p < 0.040). No significant difference was found even though bone mineral density t-score tests were lower in the surgical menopause group (p > 0.05). It was found that the difference in low bone mineral density level and high FSH values in the surgical menopause group do not have a relationship with proximal femur morphometry. It was determined that even though the women did not have ovaries, there was no difference between surgical menopause women and natural menopause women with respect to proximal femur morphometry.