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What is Paget's disease?

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Your body constantly builds new bone to replace the old. But with Paget's disease, this happens too fast and gives your bones an odd shape. They may be bent, weak, brittle, soft, or too big. The new bones also may not fit together as tightly as they should.

From: What Is Paget's Disease of Bone? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: "Paget's Disease of Bone."

American College of Rheumatology: "Paget's Disease of Bone."

Mayo Clinic: "Paget's disease of bone."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Paget's Disease of Bone? Fast Facts."

NIHSeniorHealth: "Paget's Disease of Bone."

National Organization for Rare Diseases: "Paget's Disease."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Paget's Disease."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: "Paget's Disease of Bone."

American College of Rheumatology: "Paget's Disease of Bone."

Mayo Clinic: "Paget's disease of bone."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Paget's Disease of Bone? Fast Facts."

NIHSeniorHealth: "Paget's Disease of Bone."

National Organization for Rare Diseases: "Paget's Disease."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Paget's Disease."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 28, 2018

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