Paget’s Disease

Paget’s disease is the second most common type of bone disease after osteoporosis. It is a disorder of the bone remodeling process, in which the body absorbs old bone and forms abnormal new bone.

Abnormal bone can result from errors in the bone remodeling process. The body of a person with Paget’s disease might generate new bone in incorrect locations or remove old bone from its intended areas. This process can lead to weakness in the bones, bone pain, arthritis, deformities, and fractures. Many people with Paget’s disease do not realize that they have it, as symptoms are often either mild or undetectable. If a person with Paget’s disease fractures a bone, it may take a long time to heal because of faults in the bone renewal process.


Many people are not aware that they have Paget’s disease because they do not experience symptoms. The most common symptoms that occur relate to bone or joint pain. Other symptoms include swelling of joints, tenderness, or redness of the skin that covers the areas affected by Paget’s disease.

  • Leg
  • Pelvis
  • Spine
  • Skull



Genetic factors.

Environmental factors.

Complications Associated:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart failure
  • Bone cancer



Bone scan.