How do doctors treat rickets and osteomalacia?

The most common treatment for rickets and osteomalacia includes a vitamin D supplement and dietary changes. Often, calcium supplements are also prescribed. In more serious cases, surgery or braces for the limbs can help with physical deformities. For patients with rare genetic conditions causing rickets and osteomalacia, specific targeted therapies are often available.

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