A disease in which bones become thin, weak and are easily fractured.Stress Fracture:
Fracture occurring in bone subject to repeated stress.
Fracture caused by compression.Osteopenia:
Reduced bone mass.Open reduction and Fixation:
Surgical correction of a bone-break, in contrast with simple splintage or other rigid immobilisation.
Artificial substitute used for a missing or defective part.Replacement Arthroplasty:
Surgical method of removing and replacing a joint or bone.Rehabilitation:
Treatment for an injury or illness aimed at restoring physical abilities.Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):
A painless method using magnetic fields for taking pictures of internal organs.Bone Scan:
A technique to create images of bones on a computer screen or on film. A small amount of radioactive material is injected into a blood vessel and travels through the bloodstream; it collects in the bones and is detected by a scanner.Pathological Fracture:
A fracture that would not otherwise occur were it not for pathological weakening of the bone due to osteoporosis, metastasis, infection, metabolic disorders or other systemic disease.