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osreoporosis (thinning of bone) is caused by?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Osteoporosis : It is caused by insufficient calcium in your bones and often occurs post menopause

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When infected with tetanus, can your bones actually break?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
"Break bone fever" : Is called that for a reason. Yes, it is possible, but usually only severe cases and debilitated persons with it. Sedation can reduce the spasms and lower risk of self-injury.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can a titanium plate keep my bones from moving?

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Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Bones not joints: Titanium plates are designed to hold broken bones together. Do not confuse this with joints. Bones do not move, joints move.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Can having a screw in your bone make it weaker?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
No: Orthopedic screws are designed with this in mind, and generally do not weaken the bone.
A 24-year-old member asked:

What is the simplest way to break a bone?

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Falling!: Depending on the method of falling and also the amount of pressure the bone has to sustain during the fall, it may break. Falling is the leading cause of fractures in the elderly especially.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if my bone mass is decreasing?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
DEXA scan: There are several methods available with the most common being a DEXA scan measuring the lower or lumbar spine and hip bone densities and comparing these findings to an established table of normal findings.

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