×
MedSchool: Ace Your OSCEsThe Medical Company
 
 
 
 
 
GET - On the App Store
View
Ortho X-Ray
 
 

Increased Bone Density

 
 
 
Bookmark

Generalised Osteosclerosis

  • Look For

  • Generalised increase in bone density.
  • Causes of Generalised Osteosclerosis

  • Congenital / hereditary - osteopetrosis, pyknodysostosis
  • Endocrine - hyperthyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, renal osteodystrophy
  • Metastasis (osteoblastic) - from prostate / breast
  • Myeloproliferative disorders - myelofibrosis, mastocytosis
  • Paget’s disease (late)
  • Sickle cell disease

Subchondral Osteosclerosis

  • Look For

  • Increased bone deposition surrounding a joint, in the subchondral layer. May be associated with subchondral cysts, reduced joint space and / or osteophytes.
  • Significance

  • A classical radiological feature of osteoarthritis.
Next Page
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Want more info like this?
  • Your electronic clinical medicine handbook
  • Guides to help pass your exams
  • Tools every medical student needs
  • Quick diagrams to have the answers, fast
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
Sign Up Now
   
 
 

Snapshot: Initialising...