Paget's Disease of the Bone
Paget disease of the bone is a chronic bone disorder. It causes bones to become enlarged and deformed. Bone may become dense, but fragile, because of excessive breakdown and deformation of bone. The disease is the most common bone disorder after osteoporosis in adults older than age 50.
What causes Paget disease of the bone?
The exact cause of Paget disease of the bone is unknown. It may be due to a slow viral infection of bone. Genetics may also play a significant role.
What are the symptoms of Paget disease of the bone?
These are the most common symptoms of Paget disease of the bone:
- Bone deformity
- Risk for bone fractures
- Very rarely, Paget disease may progress to bone cancer.
The symptoms of Paget disease of the bone may look like other bone disorders or medical problems. Always talk with your healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call:
- SBL Bonutti Clinic at 217 342-3400, or
- SBL Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at 217 238-3435
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