Amputation: A Rare Surgical Indication in Melorheostosis
作者: Khalid Masood
刊名: JOURNAL OF PIONEERING MEDICAL SCIENCES, 2017, Vol.7 (1)
来源数据库: Journal of Pioneering Medical Sciences
原始语种摘要: Melorheostosis is a rare and progressive mesenchymal dysplasia characterized by thickening (hyperostosis) of the cortical bone. It is a developmental error that has been described to occur due to a mutation in LEMD3 gene. It affects bone and soft tissue development resulting in severe functional limitation; chronic pain, malformed or immobilized muscles, tendons or ligaments limb deformities and leg length discrepancies. X-ray imaging is the preferred diagnostic tool for melorheostosis, which often reveals a pattern of thickened bone resembling dripping candle wax. Treatment of melorheostosis is limited and generally conservative that includes physical and occupational therapy, and in severe cases, surgery may be considered. We report a case of 68-year-old female with melorheostosis of...
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关键词翻译
关键词翻译
  • melorheostosis 局限性吝状过骨症
  • limitations 局限性
  • ligaments 韧带
  • amputation 切断术
  • hyperostosis 骨肥厚
  • restriction 限制
  • occupational 职业的
  • finger 梳形物
  • malformed 畸形的
  • conservative 保守