Looser zone

Looser zone

(loos′ĕr, lō′zĕr)
[Emil Looser, Swiss physician, 1877–1936]
A band of fracture-like defects in a bone, found in those afflicted with osteomalacia.
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It may also lead to bowing deformities, shepherd's crook deformity of femoral neck, discrepant limb length, looser zones and premature fusion of growth plates leading to short limb/stature.
Whole body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed bilateral femoral neck fractures multiple looser zones seen in the ribs proximal bilateral femurs medially and an old fracture of right fibula.