Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of osteomalacia
Jennie Walker Clinical educator for musculoskeletal and neurosciences, Queen’s Medical Centre, Division of Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery, Nottingham
Osteomalacia is a musculoskeletal condition that results in soft bones due to ineffective mineralisation. Nurses have a unique opportunity to improve awareness of osteomalacia and reduce its incidence through health education. Multidisciplinary management is important to minimise the effect of osteomalacia on activities of daily living and reduce the risk of fracture due to poor mineralisation of the bones.
Nursing Older People. 26, 6, 32-37. doi: 10.7748/nop.26.6.32.e593Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 29 March 2014
Accepted: 27 May 2014