Bone Diseases

Bone Diseases

  • Submitted By: dayumxval
  • Date Submitted: 02/24/2009 5:07 PM
  • Category: Science
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3 Diseases of the Bone

*Osgood-Schlatter Disease

*Paget`s Disease


3 Ways to Keep the Bones Healthy


* Eating Healthy


Osgood-Schlatter Disease
Osgood-Schlatter Disease affects the patellas (knees) of adolescents, by weakening it. This disease affects approximatly 13% of athletes. It also usually affects females of the ages 10-11 years of age and males of the ages 13-14 years of age. Osgood-Schlatter Disease is normally diagnosed by normal x-rays. The symptoms are inflammation of the patella (knees) and the upper tibia (shin bone). The disease is ussually treated by drugs such as: Sundilac, Ibuprofen, Diclofenac sodium, etc.. If drugs do not work then surgery is needed.

Paget`s Disease
Paget`s Disease weakens, softens, and abnormally enlarges the bones. This disease may affect any part of the human skeleton, but it usually affects the cranium, the vertebrae, the pelvis, the femur, the tibia, and the humerus of the human body. Paget`s Disease affect humas over the age of 40, and it affects males and females equally. The diagnostic of the disease may be accidental when an x-ray is being done. The cause of this disease is unknown, but scientists beleive it is genetically inheirited. 90% of people may have no symptoms when it comes to this disease but others may. Those that may experience symptoms when it comes to this disease my include: stiffness in the joints, constant fatigue, painful aching in the bones, aches and pains becoming more acute during the night, the bones appearing bent or thickened, the site affected being warmer than anywhere else in the body etc.. There is no cure for Paget`s disease but they are drugs to releive the pain such as aspirins.

Rickets softends and weakends the bones. This disease usually affects young children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years of age. Rickets is caused by the lack of vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus, and sunlight. The symptoms of...

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