What is osteopetrosis?

Also known as: stone bone, marble bone disease, Albers-Schönberg disease.

To understand osteopetrosis, we should think of bone health as a constant dynamic process in which bone builds up, forms, and the extra bone is brushed out by our body in a daily basis.

This rare disorder keeps building up bone without the ability to remove the excess. Therefore people with the condition have bones that are very dense and more likely to fracture than normal bones.

Reviewed by: Dr. Jorge Ricardo Galvez Silva

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