Re: Can bones lose length as in get shorter

It depends on how much steroid has been used. Osteoporosis can occur and there can be compression fractures that can give the appearance of shrinking. This is noted more in the spine. As far a long bones go, steroids can cause (among many things) bones to be brittle and lose bone mineral and fractures can occur.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on January 12, 2004 at 20:58:49:

In Reply to: Can bones lose length as in get shorter posted by Brian Reeve on January 12, 2004 at 20:54:26:

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