Endocrine abnormalities affecting the musculoskeletal system

1. DISEASE/DISORDER: Definition Endocrine abnormalities have varied presentations secondary to imbalances of normal hormonal homeostasis. Abnormalities covered in this section that are associated with the musculoskeletal system include hypogonadism, hypopituitarism/growth hormone insufficiency, hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism, and hyperadrenalism/hypoadrenalism. Other endocrine topics covered in other sections of “Knowledge Now” include diabetes, metabolic bone disease, sarcopenia, pregnancy, and female athlete triad. Etiology Growth hormone (GH) Overproduction: Acromegaly Pituitary adenoma …