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Management of patients with Paget’s disease can be challeng­ing. The mainstay of treatment is to relieve pain and improve function. This often necessitates administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and other analgesics. In order to retard excessive osteoclastic activity bisphosphonate drugs may be administered. Joint arthroplasty for Paget’s patients with end-stage symptomatic arthritis may be indicated. […]

Introduction First described by Sir James Paget in 1876, the exact etiolo­gy of the disease remains unknown today. Genetic predispo­sition, slow virus or bacterial infection has been postulated as possible causes. Although its incidence may be declining, Paget’s disease may affect up to 3.5 per cent of persons older than forty-five years. The pelvis and […]