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posterior defect of the spinal cord resulting from failure of the posterior elements to fuse properly
brittle bones, disorder of connective tissue unusual blue color of normally white sclera of the eye
chronic systemic disease, joints of hands and feet, no known cause,3x more common in females
degenerative joint disease, normal w/ aging process, loss of joint cartilage, affects weight bearing joints
inflammation of bursae from repeated physical activity, trauma, rheumatoid, gout, or infection
(bacterial) infection of bone marrow and bone caused by infectious organisms that reach bone by spread from another site of infection or by direct introduction, after trauma or surgery
rare today, most commonly involves T and L spine also known as Pott's disease
vit D deficiency, disease of infancy and childhood that is equal to oseomalacia in the adult skeleton
disorder in matabolism of purine (component of nucleic acid) increase in blood level of uric acid
chronic metabolic disease of skeleton, destruction of bone, followed by a reparative process results in weakened, deformed, and thickened bones that fracture easily
begins during childhood, proliferation of fibrous tissue w in medullary cavity, loss of trabecular markings and widening of bone
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