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.e626Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 31 July 2014
Accepted: 18 August 2014