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SA Orthopaedic Journal

On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
Print version ISSN 1681-150X

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




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





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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Prof EJ Raubenheimer
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MEDUNSA Campus: University of Limpopo
South Africa
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Part I of this article was published in SA Orthopaedic Journal 2008, Vol. 7, No. 4.
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