From your 40s onwards, bones gradually lose their density. Follow these steps to help keep your bones healthy and avoid osteoporosis.
Information about bone diseases, including rickets, Paget's disease and Perthes' disease, from leading Australian health organisations.
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 bone fracture 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.
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 of the condition.
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 the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. Learn about its treatment, management and prevention.
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.
Craniosynostosis is a birth defect in which the seams (sutures) between the bones in a newborn baby's skull close too early. It can be treated.