Metabolic disease of skeleton and inherited disorders

Paul Wordsworth

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

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Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Metabolic disease of skeleton and inherited disorders

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Classic metabolic bone diseases include osteoporosis, osteomalacia, Paget’s disease, and parathyroid bone disease

Heritable disorders of the skeleton include numerous osteochrondrodysplasias, Marfan syndrome, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Investigation of short stature is indicated for those below 0.4 percentile, with skeletal disproportion and/or progressive shortness

Genetic mutations for most of these conditions have been identified but clinical/radiographic features are usually diagnostic.

Chapter.  6989 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Rheumatology

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