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Patricia, Thank you, great points. Letâ€™s expand them a bit more. This week we are to examine the pathological osteoporosis processes. The disease is increasingly being recognized that multiple pathogenetic mechanisms interact in the development of the osteoporotic state. Bone is continually remodeled throughout our lives in response to microtrauma. Bone remodeling occurs at discrete sites within the skeleton and proceeds in an orderly fashion, and bone resorption is always followed by bone formation, a phenomenon referred to as coupling. Because bone development starts at the time of our birth how would you treat your pediatric patients? How would you prevent the pathological process you described?
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