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Diseases » Cartilage disorders » Glossary
 

Glossary for Cartilage disorders

  • Cartilage conditions: Medical conditions affecting the cartilage.
  • Chondrodysplasia: Hereditory bone dysplasia.
  • Chondromalacia: Degeneration or irritation of joint cartilage that usually affects the knees. It is believed to be caused most often by overuse of the joint.
  • Chondrosarcoma: Chondrosarcoma is the second most frequent primary malignant tumor of bone, representing approximately 25% of all primary osseous neoplasms. Chondrosarcomas are a group of tumors with highly diverse features and behavior patterns, ranging from slow-growing non-metastasizing lesions to highly aggressive metastasizing sarcomas.
  • Joint symptoms: Symptoms affecting the joints.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans: A rare condition caused by an interruption of the blood supply to section of bone in a joint which can result in a piece of bone breaking off and causing pain. The knee is most often affected but it can occur in ankles and elbows.
  • Pain conditions: Diseases characterized by pain and pain-like symptoms.
  • Polychondritis: A serious, progressive, episodic condition characterized by inflammation and degeneration of cartilage in the body. The duration and severity of the episodes can vary.
  • Relapsing Polychondritis: A chronic disease that affects multiple joints resulting in inflammation and degeneration
  • Slipped epiphysis: Slippage of joint cartilage at the hip joint
  • Tietze's syndrome: Inflammation and swelling of the cartilage that joins the ribs to the breast bone.

 

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