Gracile bones

Gracile bones refers to changes in the skeleton in which the bones are more slender than usual (over-tubulated), and occasionally deformed in other ways such as being abnormally curved. This may occur in a number of disorders, and can occur with or without fractures.

Pathology

Aetiology

The useful mnemonic for learning the causes of gracile bones is NIMROD.

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rID: 34446
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Gracile bone
  • Gracile skeleton

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    Case 1: osteogenesis imperfecta
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