The anatomic distribution of osteitis deformans

P. B. Guyer, A. T. Chamberlain, D. M. Ackery, E. B. Rolfe

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    Previous observations on the anatomic distribution of Paget's disease of bone are substantiated by a study of an additional 639 patients and by comparison with radionucleide bone imaging. The main anatomic features are a preference for the lower rather than the upper limb girdle, a spinal distribution similar to that seen in vertebral spondylosis, and a tendency to right-sided involvement. Bone stress is a possible explanation of the skeletal distribution, and may therefore be significant in the pathogenesis of the disease.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)141-144
    Number of pages3
    JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
    Publication statusPublished - 1981


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