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Pathologic Fracture Differential Diagnosis Wheeless

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Description: - fractures which occur from low energy injuries which occur through an area of bone weakness with a pre-existing abnormality;
- injured area demonstrates distorted architecture and distorted bone density;
- Diff Dx:
- Fibrous Dysplasia
- Fibrous Histiocytoma
- Gaucher's Disease
- Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
- Metastatic Tumors to Bone (most common)
- Metastatic Breast Cancer:
- Multiple Myeloma
- Nonossifying fibroma
- Osteogenesis Imperfecta
- Osteomalacia
- Osteomyelitis:
- Osteoporosis
- Osteopetrosis
- Pagets Disease
- Renal Osteodystrophy
- Simple Bone Cyst / Unicameral
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics (has links to all the above topics)

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Fri Jan 25 2008