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Radiographic Scoring Method of Thacher et al for Evaluation of Nutritional Rickets

Specialty:

Nutrition
Endocrinology
Orthopedic Surgery

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Description:

Nutritional rickets may be caused by deficiency of vitamin D and/or calcium. Thacher et al developed a grading scheme for the radiographic changes in joints associated with rickets. The score assesses the degree of metaphyseal fraying and cupping as well as the proportion of the growth plate affected. This can be used to initially determine the severity of disease and then to monitor response to treatment.

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