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- Fracture, pathologicalalso known as Spontaneous Fracture
A pathological fracture is a fracture to the bone which occurs without the application of force, when the bone tissue has been previously damaged, e.g. in osteoporosis, osteodystrophia deformans, marble bone disease and osteogenesis imperfecta. It also occurs as a result of inexpert medical treatment, for instance, as a result of accidental fracture to the lower jaw by surgical removal of teeth. Cf. spontaneous deformation.
Glossary entries: Roche and Walter de Gruyter, Berlin