Bone Disorders

Kniest Dysplasia – Causes, Complications, and Prevention

Definition Kniest dysplasia is collagenopathy collagen II affecting bone growth and is characterized by short stature (dwarfism), other skeletal abnormalities, and hearing and vision problems. The latter are mostly myopia, vitreous degeneration, and retinal detachment. Skeletal features may include kyphoscoliosis, platyspondyly, dumbbell-shaped bones in the arms and legs, long, gnarled …

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Dactylitis – Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

What Is Dactylitis Psoriatic Arthritis? Dactylitis is the clinical name for when your fingers and toes are swollen, tender, warm, and inflamed due to a psoriatic arthritis (PsA) flare-up or an associated condition. The name comes from the Greek word for finger (“dactylos”). With dactylitis, your fingers can become so …

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