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SA Orthopaedic Journal

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SA orthop. j. vol.8 n.1 Pretoria Jan. 2009

 

BASIC RESEARCH ARTICLE

 

Part II: Metabolic bone disease: Recent developments in the pathogenesis of rickets, osteomalacia and age-related osteoporosis

 

 

EJ Raubenheimer

MChD, PhD, DSc; Chief Specialist: Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medunsa Campus, University of Limpopo

Correspondence

 

 


ABSTRACT

The term 'metabolic bone disease' encompasses an unrelated group of systemic conditions that impact on skeletal collagen and mineral metabolism. Their asymptomatic progression leads to advanced skeletal debilitation and late clinical manifestation. This article provides a brief overview of advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis of rickets, osteomalacia and age-related osteoporosis.


 

 

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

 

 

Part I of this article was published in SA Orthopaedic Journal 2008, Vol. 7, No. 4.
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