The most common manifestation of the condition shown in the picture below is ?
A. Compression fracture of the spine.
B. Asymptomatic, detected incidentally by low serum Calcium.
C. Bowing of legs.
D. Loss of weight.
The condition shown in the picture above represents cod fish vertebrae seen in cases of osteoporosis.
The most common manifestation of osteoporosis is compression fracture of the spine.
It most commonly presents as backache of varying degrees of severity. This backache is due to spontaneous fracture or collapse of vertebra.
- Osteoporosis is defined as a reduction of bone mass or density, sufficient to increase the risk offracture.
- Osteoporosis is usually asymptomatic until fracture occurs (but serum Calcium is normal ).
- Serum parathyroid hormone, 25-(OH) D2, Calcium, Phosphorus and Alkaline phosphatase are usually normal.