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Diseases & Conditions : Bone Disorders

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    • Anatomy of the Bone

      A typical bone in your body contains three types of tissue—a hard outer tissue, a sponge-like inner tissue, and smooth tissue at the ends.

    • Avascular Necrosis

      Detailed information on avascular necrosis, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Benign Bone Tumors

      Detailed information on the most common benign bone tumors, including chondroblastoma, enchondroma, giant cell tumor, and osteochondroma

    • Bone Cancers

      Detailed information on bone cancers, including chondrosarcoma, ewings sarcoma, myeloma bone disease, multiple myeloma, and osteosarcoma

    • Bone Disorders

      Detailed information on bone disorders, including avascular necrosis, fibrous dysplasia, osteogenesis imperfecta, osteomyelitis, Paget's disease of the bone, and primary hyperparathyroidism

    • Chondroblastoma

      A chondroblastoma is a rare type of benign bone tumor that originates from cartilage.

    • Chondrosarcoma

      Chondrosarcoma is a malignant type of bone cancer that primarily affects the cartilage cells of the femur, arm, pelvis, knee, and spine.

    • Diagnostic Procedures for Bone Disorders

      Detailed information on diagnostic procedures for bone disorders, including bone densitometry, radionuclide bone scan, and biopsy

    • Enchondroma

      Enchondromas are the most common type of hand tumor. Although they may affect people of any age, they are most common between ages 10 and 20.

    • Ewing Sarcoma in Adults

      Ewing sarcoma can occur in any bone, but is most often found in the extremities and can involve muscle and the soft tissues around the tumor site.

    • Fibrous Dysplasia

      Fibrous dysplasia is a chronic disorder in which bone expands because of abnormal development of fibrous tissue.

    • Giant Cell Tumor

      Giant cell tumors most often appear in the knee, but they can also involve the bones of the arms and the legs, or the flat bones such as the breastbone or pelvis.

    • Glossary - Bone Disorders

      Glossary of terms relating to bone disorders written for patients and consumers

    • Home Page - Bone Disorders

      Detailed information on the anatomy of human bones and the most common bone disorders

    • Myeloma Bone Disease / Multiple Myeloma

      Myeloma bone disease is cancer that affects certain white blood cells called plasma cells.

    • Online Resources - Bone Disorders

      List of online resources to find additional information on bone disorders, including bone cancer

    • Osteochondroma

      Osteochondroma is an overgrowth of cartilage and bone near the end of the bone near the growth plate.

    • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

      Osteogenesis imperfecta is also known as brittle-bone disease because it is characterized by bones that break easily without a specific cause.

    • Osteomyelitis

      Osteomyelitis is an inflammation or swelling of bone tissue that is usually the result of an infection.

    • Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)

      Osteomyelitis is the medical term for a bone infection. Bone infections are caused when a break in the skin allows germs, usually bacteria, to spread into bone tissue. Bacteria can also spread from infections in other parts of the body by traveling through the blood to infect a bone.

    • Osteosarcoma

      Osteosarcoma usually affects the long bones around the knee. It occurs most often in children, adolescents, and young adults.

    • Paget's Disease of the Bone

      Paget's disease is the most common bone disorder after osteoporosis in people older than 50.

    • Primary Hyperparathyroidism

      Primary hyperparathyroidism is a metabolic disorder in which the parathyroid glands produce too much hormone, which can result in the loss of bone tissue.

    • Topic Index - Bone Disorders

      Detailed information on the anatomy of human bones and the most common bone disorders, including avascular necrosis, fibrous dysplasia, osteogenesis imperfecta, osteomyelitis, Paget's disease of the bone, primary hyperparathyroidism, bone cancer, chondros

    • Treatments for Bone Disorders

      Detailed information on the most common treatments used for bone disorders, including radiation therapy, surgery, amputation, bone graft, osteotomy, and arthroplasty (total joint replacement)