Osteopenia refers to demineralized or under mineralized bones. Periarticular osteopenia is a lowering of density in the area of bones which surround a joint. Periarticular osteopenia is most common in the hands, but can occur around any joint.
osteopenia refers to decreased calcification or density of bone. having osteopenia places a person at risk for developing osteoporosis, a more serious condition that causes bones to become brittle or possibly break. Bone deficiency
Osteopenia is a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal. It is considered by many doctors to be a precursor to osteoporosis. However, not every person diagnosed with osteopenia will develop osteoporosis. More specifically, osteopenia is defined as… Full Answer
Osteopenia (oste = bone + penia = to starve) refers to the bone mineral density being nower than normal, but not low enough to be osteoporosis (oste = bone + por = holes + osis = condition of). This is… Full Answer