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Bone diseases

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Renal Bone disease (Renal Osteodystrophy) | myVMC

Renal Bone Disease or Renal osteodystrophy is a bone complication of chronic kidney failure or kidney disease. It causes weak bones which fracture.

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Osteoporosis (brittle bone diseases) information video | myVMC

Osteoporosis is a condition of reduced bone density or bone mass which causes brittle bones that break easily. Calcium and vitamin D protect bone health.

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Osteogenesis imperfecta (Brittle bone disease) | myVMC

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is one of the most common inherited bone disorders

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Phosphate-Sandoz | myVMC

Phosphate-Sandoz is used to treat hypercalcaemia in conditions such as hyperparathyroidism, multiple myelomatosis, metastatic bone disease and rickets.

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Quadramet | myVMC

Quadramet is used for the relief of bone pain caused by metastatic bone disease. It contains Samarium-153 Ethylenediaminetetramethylene Phosphate (EDTMP).

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Hypophosphatasia | myVMC

Hypophosphatasia is an inherited bone diseases which causes skeletal deformation in children. In severe cases in causes infant death within weeks.

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Bone markers - Lab Tests Online AU

How and why Bone Markers are used

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Paget's Disease (osteitis deformans) | myVMC

Pagets disease is a disorder of bone remodelling, resulting in enlarged and thickened bone that is structurally abnormal and brittle

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Didronel | myVMC

Didronel is used to treat bone disorders including symptomatic Paget's disease of bone (osteitis deformans). It contains disodium etidronate.

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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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