Pediatric Metabolic Bone Disorders Clinic
- Osteogenesis imperfecta, sometimes called brittle bone disease.
- Vitamin D disorders.
- Hypophosphatemic rickets, a type of rickets associated with low phosphate levels.
- Hypophosphatasia (HPP), a disorder causing abnormal development of bones and teeth.
What is the rarest bone disease?
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), rare hereditary disease of connective tissue characterized by brittle bones that fracture easily.
What are the 7 most common diseases of the skeletal system?
Other common conditions that affect the skeletal system include:
- Osteoporosis: This is a disease in which the bones become fragile and prone to fracture.
- Leukemia: This is a cancer of the white blood cells.
- Osteopenia, osteitis deformans, and osteomalacia: Similar to osteoporosis, these are other types of bone loss.
What is the most common cause of deformity of the leg bones in children?
Growth Plate Injuries – A Major Cause of Limb DeformityIn children with growth deformities other than bow leg or knock knees, growth plate injuries constitute a major cause, with the most common fractures affecting the proximal tibia and distal femur.
What diseases cause soft bones?
Osteomalacia refers to a marked softening of your bones, most often caused by severe vitamin D deficiency. The softened bones of children and young adults with osteomalacia can lead to bowing during growth, especially in weight-bearing bones of the legs. Osteomalacia in older adults can lead to fractures.