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How can you have such bone loss in one spot and not everywhere ?

I have a tscore of -2.1 in my spine but the score for the bilateral hip scan was-0.5 how can you have such bone loss in one spot and not everywhere?

Asked On : Sun, 11 Apr 2010
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it may be because of bony erosion,because they are weight bearing bones , sometimes it is also found in osteoporosis. keep taking calcium tabs and consult orthopaedic surgeon.
Answered: Mon, 14 Nov 2011
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Bony distribution varies in the body and shall not be uniform throughout the body. Bone density is related to the specific sites, for example it shall be more in weight bearing bones and less in other bones. For eg, it shall be more in the leg bones compared to bones in the hand. You should get the opinon of the orthopedician for further queries. You can consult our orthopedic surgeion as well, I am giving you the link here

Answered: Thu, 15 Apr 2010
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