Rickets

rickets

What is Rickets?

Rickets is a disorder caused by a lack of vitamin D, calcium or phosphate. It leads to softening and weakening of the bones. Usually happened to children at 6 – 24 months. And actually there is two type of different rickets one is known as hypophosphatemic rickets which is the rejection of vitamin D of the body which is rare and the common cases will be the lack of vitamin D which is known as kidney rickets.


Symptoms of Rickets

  • Bone pain or tenderness
  • Dental deformities
  • Increased bone fractures
  • Skeletal deformities
  • Short stature

 


Treatment for Rickets

  • Replacing calcium, phosphorus, or vitamin D that is lacking
  • Bracing

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.