The orthopedic surgeon is often called on to help manage the complications of Paget’s disease. These complications include severe bone pain, joint pain, skeletal deformity, pathologic fracture, and malignant degeneration. In this chapter, I will review the biologic basis of deformity in Paget’s disease and then examine a few common problems likely to require the attention of an orthopedic surgeon.
KeywordsOrthopedic Surgeon Bone Pain Groin Pain Polymyalgia Rheumatica Trochanteric Osteotomy
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