Recent technologic and therapeutic advances have improved the life of the patient with end-stage renal disease. High efficiency and high-flux hemodialyzer membranes have shortened the time required to dialyze, and recombinant erythropoietin has all but eliminated anemia as a major cause of morbidity, but the problem of renal osteodystrophy remains. The following discussion examines the spectrum of bone and joint disease in the patient with end-stage renal disease. The diagnostic and therapeutic strategies currently being tried in the management of these disorders are discussed.
- Aluminum-induced osteomalacia
- Hemodialysis-related amyloidosis
- Renal osteodystrophy
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