Metabolic Bone Diseases
Pathological fracture in Paget’s disease is seen in which of the following stages (AIIMS May 2009)
|A||Phase of repair|
|B||Vascular soft phase|
|C||Phase of remission|
|D||Phase of sarcomatous change|
Vascular soft phase
The most common complication of Paget’s disease is fracture especially of weight bearing long bones. Fracture is thought more common in the vascular soft stage in which there is resorption of bone by osteoclasts. This stage is also called osteolytic stage.