A 48-year-old member asked:
what is osteopoikilosis (not osteoporosis)?
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Dr. Richard Taddeo answered
25 years experience Podiatry
Osteopoikilosis: Osteopoikilosis is a benign, autosomal dominant sclerosing dysplasia of bone characterized by the presence of numerous bone islands in the skeleton. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.
Answered on Nov 25, 2016
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