BILATERAL PROTRUSION OF FEMORAL HEAD INTO THE PELVIS IN NEGLECTED OSTEOMALACIA

Mohammad Shoaib Khan, Shahid Sultan, Alamzeb Khan, Muhammad Younis

Abstract


Osteomalacia is a metabolic bone disease in a mature individual, caused by lack of vitamin D or
its active metabolites, on account of a number of factors. Osteomalacia is common in females and
in countries with less sun shine. It typically presents with body aches, weakness, alongwith signs
of bone tenderness and proximal myopathy. Diagnosis is made on the basis of clinical presentation
and investigations; serum calcium, phosphorus, serum alkaline phosphates, 24 hour urine for
calcium and phosphorus andskeletal radiology.
Key words: Osteomalacia; Bilateral; Pelvis; Femur

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