Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of Paget’s disease of the bone
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Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of Paget’s disease of the bone

Jennie Walker Clinical educator for musculoskeletal and neurosciences, Queen’s Medical Centre, Division of Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery, Nottingham

Paget’s disease of the bone is a chronic condition that affects bone remodelling in focal areas of the skeleton. The disease may affect one or several sites and can cause a variety of subsequent complications such as pain, bony deformity, osteoarthritis, fracture or nerve compression. Understanding the disease and how it affects patients enables nurses to understand patient needs and improve the quality of care delivered.

Nursing Older People. 26, 8, 32-38. doi: 10.7748/nop.26.8.32.e626


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 31 July 2014

Accepted: 18 August 2014

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