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Bone diseases

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Osgood-Schlatter (OS) disease | myVMC

Osgood-Schlatter disease causes pain at the knee or shin. It is related to muscle overuse in adolescents which rarely requires treatment.

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