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Glossary for Angel shaped phalangoepiphyseal dysplasia

  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hip dysplasia: A dislocation of the hip at birth or a hip joint that dislocates easily.
  • Hip osteoarthritis: A form of arthritis where the cartilage which cushions the bones in the hip joint as they move against each other, becomes progressively degraded and damaged. This causes problems such as pain, stiffness and impaired movement. Pain is not present in all cases however, with some patients imply suffering joint stiffness. Primary osteoarthritis occurs as the person ages but results from repetitive use and/or high mechanical stress on the joint. It is not a direct result of the aging process. Secondary osteoarthritis is the result of such things as injury to the joint, joint infection, obesity, ligament damage, joint overuse, hormonal problems, pregnancy and various other conditions. Family history seem to play a factor in developing the condition.
  • Hip pain: Pain in the hip region
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Short stature: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by the association of short stature, Pierre Robin sequence, cleft mandible, hand anomalies and clubfoot.
  • Tooth and Nail syndrome: A syndrome that is characterized by the occurrence of nail dysplasia and tooth abnormalities. Primary teeth are usually normal but some secondary teeth may be missing. The toenails tend to be more affected than the fingernails.


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