pseudofracture

pseudofracture

 [soo″do-frak´chur]
radiographic appearance of a thickened periosteum and new bone formation over what looks like an incomplete fracture.

pseu·do·frac·ture

(sū'dō-frak'chūr),
A condition in which a radiograph shows formation of new bone with thickening of periosteum at site of an injury to bone.

pseudofracture

/pseu·do·frac·ture/ (-frak´cher) a condition seen in the radiograph of a bone as a thickening of the periosteum and formation of new bone over what looks like an incomplete fracture.

pseudofracture

[-frak′chər]
Etymology: Gk, pseudes, false; L, fractura
radiological evidence of a thickened periosteum and new bone formation over what looks like an incomplete fracture.

pseudofracture

Looser zone A thin radiolucent line that mimics a true fracture and which is quasipathognomonic for osteomalacia in the adult, characterized by complex bony lesions typical of advanced renal failure. Cf Fracture.

pseu·do·frac·ture

(sū'dō-frak'shŭr)
A condition in which a radiograph shows formation of new bone with thickening of periosteum at the site of an injury to bone.

pseudofracture

radiological appearance of a thickened periosteum and new bone formation over what looks like an incomplete fracture.
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At the end of the fourteenth month, there was a progressing healing of the pseudofracture at the left superior pubic rami while the other areas had already recovered radiologically (Figure 3,4).
The classical radiologic lesion of OM, which is pathognomonic, is Looser's zone, also known as pseudofracture or Milkman's zone which are seen as multiple, bilateral, symmetric radiolucent lines placed in the cortex perpendicular to the long axis of the bones.
The pathognomonic finding of OM is Looser's zones or pseudofractures, a thin transverse band of rarefaction, which can be seen on roentgenograms (1).
He addresses anatomy, biomechanics, radiography, computed tomography, myelography, mechanisms of injury, a system for assessing radiologic signs of vertebral injury, vertebral stability and instability, and normal variants and pseudofractures.
82%) patients which included genu varum in 9, genu valgum in 2, wind swept deformity in 1, bilateral coxa vara in 1, protrusio acetabulae in 1, fractures in 5, pseudofractures in 3, and lytic bone lesions with osteosclerotic margin over acetabular roof in 1 patient (Fig.
Pseudofractures were seen on radiographic examination, and typical findings of osteomalacia were found on bone examination.
Radiological features with specificity include widened and irregular epiphyseal line, metaphyseal splaying widening and cupping, pseudofractures, Harris lines of arrested growth and findings of secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Wide prevalence of clinically overt osteomalacia/rickets and associated pseudofractures could be due to VDD related low peak bone mass in Asian Indians.