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Bone diseases

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Renal osteodystrophy (kidney bone disease) information | myVMC

Renal osteodystrophy refers to changes in bone due to chronic kidney failure or kidney disease. It is characterised by abnormal bone mineral levels.

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Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) information | myVMC

Brittle bone disorder or osteogenesis imperfecta is actually a connective tissue disorder, resulting from the defective synthesis of type 1 collagen.

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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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Hypophosphatasia information | myVMC

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

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Rickets - Better Health Channel

Rickets is a preventable childhood bone disease caused by a lack of vitamin D.

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Bone markers - Lab Tests Online AU

How and why Bone Markers are used

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Pagets disease (osteitis deformans) information | myVMC

Paget's disease is a bone disorder characterised by enlarged, thickened bones. Structurally abnormal and brittle, the bones are painful and fracture easily.

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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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Fibrous dysplasia (bone disorder) information | myVMC

Fibrous dysplasia is a skeletal disorder characterised by deformed bones. Bones expand due to abnormal growth of fibrous or connective tissues in the bones.

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Paget's disease of bone -

Paget's disease of bone is characterised by repeated episodes of increased bone resorption followed by excessive attempts at repair.

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