Osteopetrosis Q78.2 756.52

ICD-9 Classification / Treatment
Etiology / Natural History Associated Injuries / DDx
Anatomy Complications
Clinical Evaluation Follow-up Care
Xray / Diagnositc Tests Review References

synonyms:Albers-Schonberg disease, Osteopetrosis

Osteopetrosis ICD-10

  • Q78.2Osteopetrosis

Osteopetrosis ICD-9

  •  ICD-9 Code:756.52Osteopetrosis

Osteopetrosis Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History

  • Caused by an inability of the osteoclast to acidify Howship's lacuna.
  • Lack of hydrochloric acid causes incomplete dissolution of hydroxyapatite and incomplete remodeling.
  • Osteoblast activity is normal. 

Osteopetrosis Anatomy


Osteopetrosis Clinical Evaluation

  •  Often not diagnosed until a fracture occurs

Osteopetrosis Xray / Diagnositc Tests


Osteopetrosis Classification / Treatment


Osteopetrosis Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis


Osteopetrosis Complications

Osteopetrosis Follow-up Care


Osteopetrosis Review References

  • Landa J, Margolis N, Di Cesare P. Orthopaedic management of the patient with osteopetrosis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2007 Nov;15(11):654-62 
  • Armstrong DG, Newfield JT, Gillespie R. Orthopedic management of osteopetrosis: results of a survey and review of the literature. J Pediatr Orthop. 1999 Jan-Feb;19(1):122-32.