Osteochondropathy


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Osteochondropathy

 

any morbid condition characterized by changes in the cancellous substance of short bones and epiphyses of long, tubular bones. Osteochondropathy is often associated with changes in articular cartilage. The etiology is unknown. The condition occurs mainly in children and adolescents and is detected by roentgenographic examination. Treatment depends on the form of osteochondropathy, and both conservative and surgical methods are used.

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Two Cases of Typical Osteochondropathy of the Medial Sesamoid Bone of the First Metatarsal.
There are also high numbers of stillbirths, aborted fetuses, and birth defects such as Down's syndrome, anencephalia (no brain), spina bifida (absence of one or more vertebral arches), hydrocephalus (enlarged head with excessive amount of fluid), osteochondropathy (bone disease), and mutations such as clubfeet, cleft palate, and four or six fingers or toes.