Tuesday 21 June 2011
UI: - Rickets
Rickets is a disordered overgrowth of epiphyseal cartilage, a characteristic of Rickets.
Cartilage at the osteochondral junction fails to mature, disintegrate, and mineralize.
Instead, it forms a laterally expanding mass.
When osteoid is deposited on insufficiently mineralized cartilage, the result is weak bone that fractures easily.