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Fibrous Dysplasia

 

Fibrous dysplasia is a chronic condition affecting one or more bones causing them to weaken and form abnormal fibrous growths.

Causes
Causes are unknown but gene mutation is a possibility.

Symptoms

  • Uneven or brittle bones
  • Bone pain
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Fractures
  • Bone deformity
  • Scoliosis (sideway curvature of backbone)

Treatment
There is no cure for fibrous dysplasia but symptoms can be managed by:

  • Medications to increase bone density and reduce pain
  • Physical therapy to maintain strength and flexibility
  • Surgery in case of deformities or fractures

Prevention
There is no way to prevent fibrous dysplasia.