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SA Orthopaedic Journal

versão On-line ISSN 2309-8309
versão impressa ISSN 1681-150X

SA orthop. j. vol.7 no.4 Pretoria Out./Dez. 2008

 

BASIC RESEARCH ARTICLE

 

Part I: Metabolic bone disease: Histomorphometry as a diagnostic aid

 

 

EJ Raubenheimer

MChD, PhD, DSc. Chief Specialist, Faculty of Health Sciences, MEDUNSA Campus, University of Limpopo

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ABSTRACT

Metabolic diseases affecting bone are generally diagnosed late when patients present clinically with end stage skeletal debilitation. This is the result of their subclinical progression and the lack of unequivocal biochemical-or radiological techniques to identify bone changes at an early stage. This manuscript presents histomorphometry as a quantifiable method for the accurate assessment of metabolic bone disease at cellular level.


 

 

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Reprint requests:
Prof EJ Raubenheimer
Room FDN324, Medunsa Campus.University of Limpopo
0204, South Africa
Tel: (012) 521-4838
Email: ejraub@ul.ac.za

 

 

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