From your 40s onwards, bones gradually lose their density. Follow these steps to help keep your bones healthy and avoid osteoporosis.
Bones, muscles and joints
Bones, muscles and joints make up the musculoskeletal system. Learn more about their function and conditions related to the bones, muscles and joints.
A fracture is a broken bone. It can be caused by trauma, such as a sports injury or fall. Fractures can also be caused by minor injuries in conditions that weaken the bone.
Ankle fracture surgery
For some types of ankle fracture, an operation is the best way to make sure your ankle bones heal in a good position.
Primary bone cancer, which begins in the bones, is rare. But many other cancers, such as lung or breast cancer, can then spread to the bones.
Paget's disease of bone
Paget's disease of bone is a condition that weakens and deforms bones. Discover more information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Bone disease can range from cancers, infections, or conditions. Read below to learn the different types of bone disease, symptoms and treatment options.
Bone density scan
Find out if you need a bone density scan and how this medical test is used to help identify low bone density and diagnose osteoporosis.
Metalware is often used in operations to help bones to heal. Once your bones have healed, your surgeon may recommend removing the metalware to reduce or prevent any problems it may cause.
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects your bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. Learn about its treatment, management and prevention.