About epiphyseal osteochondroma, benign

What is epiphyseal osteochondroma, benign?

Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica, also known as Trevor disease, is a rare skeletal developmental disorder of childhood. It is characterized by an overgrowth of cartilage on the ends (epiphyses) of the long bones of the arms and legs and the bones of the wrists (carpal bones) or the ankle (tarsal bones). The disorder may involve one epiphysis (localized) or multiple epiphyses. Most affected individuals develop a painless mass or swelling around the affected joint. Additional symptoms may develop in some cases. The exact cause of dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica is unknown.

What are the symptoms for epiphyseal osteochondroma, benign?

Though some cases of osteochondrosis can occur and heal without you even knowing, the most common symptom is Pain near the affected joint. Pain can occur due to either physical activity or pressure applied to the area.

Other symptoms may include:

  • swelling
  • tenderness
  • joint popping
  • joint locking
  • joint weakness
  • joint stiffness
  • an inability to fully straighten the affected limb

What are the causes for epiphyseal osteochondroma, benign?

Osteochondrosis has no single, known cause.

What are the treatments for epiphyseal osteochondroma, benign?

Doctors can easily diagnose osteochondrosis using X-rays. A number of treatments for osteochondrosis are available and include the following:

  • Doctors often suggest resting the area of the body where there’s pain.
  • Sometimes, you can use a brace or a cast.
  • For some types of osteochondrosis, exercises and stretches can help strengthen the muscles and tendons around the affected joint.
  • In rare cases of osteochondritis dissecans, surgery may be necessary to remove problematic bone fragments.

Your outlook can vary depending on which type of osteochondrosis you have. Osteochondroses often heal without treatment or with some minor help from braces or a cast. They often heal without treatment within weeks to a few months of their occurrence.

What are the risk factors for epiphyseal osteochondroma, benign?

Common factors include stress to the bone, reduced blood supply to the affected area, and trauma to the bone. Osteochondroses can also occur as a result of athletic activity and sports injuries.

Osteochondrosis is almost exclusively found in children and teenagers up to roughly age 20. Children who engage in sports are more likely to develop osteochondroses. It’s more common in boys, which may be because boys are at higher risk for injuries than girls.

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