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Bone Disease Medical Treatment: A Brief Guide for DXA Technologists

bone disease medical treatment

There are specific bone disease medical treatments available for a number of diseases (other than osteoporosis). These include congenital disorders and bone problems associated with kidney disease. These treatments are effective, safe, and often curative. Early recognition and therapy for these conditions is critical. They include rickets, osteomalacia, and hyperparathyroidism. Early treatment can help avoid fractures, crippling deformities, and chronic complications.

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QRG – Imaging for Pagets Disease of Bone

Pagets disease of bone

Paget disease of bone is a metabolic disorder in which there is an abnormality of bone remodeling. It was first described by Sir James Paget in 1877 with the name osteitis deformans. The condition results from a focal increase in the activity of osteoclasts and osteoblasts. In advanced stages of the disease, this can spread to involve larger parts of the bone. People afflicted with Pagets disease of bone develop enlarged deformities, particularly in weightbearing regions. Susceptibility to the disease is determined by genetic factors.

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