Definition of osteopenia in English:
Reduced bone mass of lesser severity than osteoporosis.
- Over time, the inflammatory pain causes disuse of affected joints leading to generalized osteopenia of whole bones.
- The inability to maximize peak bone mass has significant implications for osteopenia and osteoporosis in adulthood, when bone resorption exceeds bone formation.
- Radiographs will show osteopenia only after there is 20% to 30% bone loss.
Definition of osteopenia in:
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