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False-colour X-ray showing a fractured clavicle (collar bone) caused by Paget's disease. One fracture is visible as a clear break in the orange region of the horizontal bone (clavicle) at top centre. Paget's disease (medical name: osteitis deformans) is a chronic bone disease that occurs in the elderly. Affected bones become thickened & their structure disorganized, with an increased tendency to fracture.
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