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Bone diseases

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Gamma-glutamyl transferase - Lab Tests Online AU

To screen for liver disease or alcohol abuse; and to help your doctor tell whether a raised level of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is due to liver or bone disease

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Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

Perthes disease is the name applied to a condition affecting the upper end, or head, of the thigh bone (femur), where it enters into the formation of the hip joint. In this condition, the growing part of the head of the bone goes through a series of changes, in which it softens, breaks up into fragments, and then gradually re-forms. It is not contagious.

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Knock knees - myDr.com.au

Knock knees (genu valgum) is common in young children. The legs usually straighten as the child grows.

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Pagets Disease (formerly Arthritis Victoria) - MOVE

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health (formerly Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria) is a national charity dedicated to improve the quality of life of people with, or at risk of developing, muscle, bone and joint conditions.

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Osgood-Schlatter disease - myDr.com.au

Osgood-Schlatter disease causes knee pain in teenagers. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatment.

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Thyroid disease and osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile, leading to a higher risk of breaks or fractures. A minor bump or fall can be enough to cause a break in someone with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is more common in people with thyroid conditio ns than in the general population. This factsheet explains how thyroid disease can affect your bones, how to find out if you are at risk of osteoporosis, and what you can do to help protect your bone health

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Platelet count - Lab Tests Online AU

As part of a full blood count (FBC) or to diagnose or monitor a bone marrow disorder or blood disease

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Bone markers - Lab Tests Online AU

Bone Resorption Markers; Bone Formation Markers; Bone Turnover Tests; N-telopeptide; NTx; C-telopeptide; CTx; Deoxypyridinoline; DPD; Pyridinium Crosslinks; Tartrate-resistant Acid Phosphatase; TRAP; Bone-specific Alkaline Phosphatase; Osteocalcin; Procollagen Type 1 N-Terminal Propeptide; P1NP

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Diagnosis | Osteoporosis Australia

Osteoporosis is diagnosed with a bone density scan (commonly known as a bone density test). It is a simple scan that measures the density of your bones, usually at the hip and spine. You simply lie flat on a padded tableand the arm of the machine passes over your body. The scan takes approximately 10-15 minutes. You remain clothed during the scan. Your GP will first assess your risk factors for osteoporosis before referring you for a test.

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Active kids

Child's play, physical activity and exercise is vital as well as caring for kid's feet. Common foot conditions include flat feet, bow legs and knock knees.

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