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Bone Remodeling

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:06pm

Bone does not exist in a static state. Bone is constantly remodeling itself which means that it is breaking down and building back up again. Osteoclasts are the cells which break down bone (called bone resorption), while osteoblasts build bone back up (called ossification). This process allows for bone to restructure and reshape itself and helps to maintain overall bone strength. Bones become weak when there is more osteoclast activity than osteoblast activity. Certain medications and hormones stimulate the activity of these cells, impacting the amount of bone turnover and reformation. Continue Reading »

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