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With age top avana 80 mg low cost erectile dysfunction pills cost, most people be- Using the analogy of the column of bricks detailed come less active order top avana 80mg free shipping erectile dysfunction protocol book pdf, which can potentiate progressive bone above, imagine two different brick buildings. While osteoporosis itself is painless, profound inac- built in the usual manner: the bricks are overlapped with tivity from the pain of an osteoporotic compression frac- each other in a staggered pattern, representing intercon- ture can lead to a vicious cycle of further bone loss, more nectivity of the trabeculae. While both houses might support some weight of strated in both elderly men and women and this is thought objects placed on the roof, the first house would be able to to be an important cause of senile osteoporosis as well. The walls of the second The cumulative effect of normal aging, dietary calcium house would only be able to support much lighter loads. While have a tendency to buckle and topple, like an osteoporotic it is commonly held that these effects are mediated by vertebral fracture. Taking the example one step further, stimulation of osteoclasts and inhibition of osteoblasts, consider the first house to be built with bricks made of the exact mechanisms by which they lead to age-related granite and the second house made of bricks of porous bone loss is still not well understood. The sandstone bricks would have a greater ten- dency to crumble with loads, as would the osteoporotic Geometry: effects of osteoporosis on cancellous bone vertebral body. Normal cancellous bone, such as that in the vertebral body, is composed of both horizontal and vertical trabec- Geometry: effects of osteoporosis on cortical bone ulae. These trabecular struts are interconnected, much like the scaffolding used to surround buildings during con- Decreases in bone mass occur throughout the skeleton. While the individual vertical and horizontal mem- the dense cortices of long bones are designed to withstand bers, are, by themselves, important in resisting loads in par- bending and torsional loads, decreases in bone mass would ticular directions (i. Fortunately, long bones interaction that gives cancellous bone its great compres- exhibit a compensatory mechanism to counteract the me- sive strength. In aging individ- Osteoporosis is a disorder in which total bone mass is uals, increased endosteal bone resorption and periosteal reduced yet the quality of the bone is normal. If a micro- bone deposition leads to an overall increased diameter of section of bone were to be biochemically analyzed, it bone. This relationship can be expressed as a formula for would demonstrate a normal ratio of osteoid to mineral. Long Though total bone mass is affected, there is a predisposi- bones resist failure in bending by their areal moment of tion to loss of the horizontal trabeculae. This leads to inertia and in torsion by their polar moment of inertia decreased interconnectivity of the internal scaffolding of properties. Without the support of cross- This phenomenon helps explain why mid-shaft long ing horizontal members, unsupported vertical beams of bone fractures do not occur in a proportionately higher bone easily succumb to minor, normally subcatastrophic, frequency in older than younger individuals. Clinically, this leads to crush of the cancellous bone this same adaptive mechanism does not appear to have a within the vertebral body, recognizable as an osteoporotic role in the vertebral column, as the cortical shell of the compression fracture, which may occur with low-energy vertebral body contributes only about 10% of its overall maneuvers such as picking up a bag of groceries. This The major mechanical role of the vertebral body is to mode of failure is most common in the thoracic spine, withstand compressive loads. Its broad transverse surface which has a physiologic degree of pre-existing kyphosis area and primarily trabecular composition are ideal to ful-. Decreases in cortical bone density with aging within fill these demands. The surface area of the vertebral endplates determines The lumbar spine is normally lordotic. Although ante- the compressive stress concentration imparted to the un- rior wedge compression fractures can occur in this region, derlying cancellous bone. In the best case scenario, sur- more commonly fractures demonstrate uniform compres- face area would be maximized and the compression would sion or central (biconcave) types. One might infer that loads are In some groups of people, the vertebrae are propor- concentrated within the center of the lumbar endplate if tionately smaller. Asians, for example, have a higher rate lordosis is maintained at the time of fracture. This the pattern of failure, and thus the type of fracture, is most is thought to be related to the smaller cross-sectional di- likely influenced by the position of the spine at the time of mensions of the Asian vertebral body. Greater hip axis length in Caucasians corre- sponds to a higher incidence of fracture than the shorter Conclusion lengths in Asians.

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