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What causes mushy bones and what do you do about it.

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What causes mushy bones and what do you do about it.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 7 years ago.
auto accidents can cause such problems. besides that low vitamin d and calcium can cause similar issues. she should get a dexa scan to rule out osteoporosis.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No she does not have osteoporosis (bone scan a while ago) It was basically a two part question. mushy bones and casues and treatment and the mutiple fractures on her leg causes and treatment are they related?
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 7 years ago.
i will add that she should take calcium, vitamin d. for leg frectures at various levels/pieces she will need metal plate. the leg bones are probably damaged from the trauma of accident.. not linked with mushy bones especially when her scan was not consistent with osteoporosis
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
two part question each having two parts
seems he just used my conclusion as his answer but not answering my questions, maybe I was asking for too much information, but I lke to be informed.
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 7 years ago.
please ask specific questions. I have already answered both parts about cause and treatment. there is nothing else to do unless some oen can review the results of imaging.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Mushy bones causes/treatment

treatment..calcium and Vit D (this is the only one)

Mutliple hairline fractures in one leg (not brittle bone either)
treatment..calcium and Vit D metal plates

How does a auto accident cause these conditions ( I guess I want the how,why answer what I consider an informed answer.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
see above May 19 2010 9:58am est