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Bone Structure
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Internal Bone
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Internal Bone Structure Figure 1: Internal  structure of a healthy  calcaneus. Muscle  forces, weightbearing  and diseases such as  osteoporosis affect the  internal structure of this  bone.
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Spongy Bone: Normal vs Diseased
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Story of two vertebrae: 50% of women and 12% of men will have an osteoporosis- related fracture in their lifetime.
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Osteoporosis Defined Osteoporosis , or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures of the hips, spine, and wrists. While osteoporosis may be prevented in some cases by treatment with calcium supplements and dietary and lifestyle changes , the extent of the problem and precise method of treatment require definitive evaluation of a patient's skeletal health. Recently, the development of effective prescription medicines provide significant slowing of the progression of the disease.
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course PDBIO 220 taught by Professor Tomco during the Winter '09 term at BYU.

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