The most extreme evidence of rickets in this baby is the abnormal angle of the jaw. As the infant suckled, the motion bent the weakened bone near the jaw backward, changing its shape.
photo of lower jaw
Porous, abnormal lower jaw. Historic St. Mary's City. Image courtesy: Smithsonian Institution
Flared ribs ends due to rickets. Historic St. Mary's City. Image courtesy: Smithsonian Institution
Improper mineralization of the bone led to
expansion of the ends of the ribs.