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  • Osteomalacia

    Osteomalacia means "soft bones." Osteomalacia is a disease that weakens bones and can cause them to break more easily. It is a disorder of decreased mineralization, which results in bone breaking down faster than it can re-form. It is a condition that occurs in adults.

  • Osteomalacia

    1 out of every 4 people has osteopenia or osteomalacia and the lifetime probability of having a hip fracture at 50 years of age is 8.5% for women and about 4% for men . For 2006, the estimated cost of healthcare for hip fracture was $97 million
    Treatments to relieve or correct osteomalacia symptoms may include:
    • Wearing braces to reduce or prevent bone irregularities
    • Surgery to correct bone deformities (in severe cases)
    • Adequate exposure to sunlight

 

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