Reversible Osteopenia: Orthopedic Aspects

  • J. P. Murnaghan
Conference paper


Osteopenia, for clinical purposes, can be defined as any condition in which the bone mass is decreased below normal. For the orthopedic surgeon, osteopenia is usually evident by the presence of fracture.


Medullary Canal Autogenous Bone Graft Diaphyseal Fracture Screw Hole Screw Thread 
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