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Glossary for Melnick-Needles syndrome

  • Abnormal gait: An abnormal way of walking
  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Bulging eyes: Bulging or protruding eyes
  • Cheek symptoms: Symptoms affecting the cheek region
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Exophthalmos: Protrusion of one or both eyes
  • Eye symptoms: Symptoms affecting the eye
  • Frontometaphyseal dysplasia: A rare genetic disorder characterized by craniofacial abnormalities, skeletal abnormalities, hearing problems and wasting of arm and leg muscles.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • 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.
  • Joint hypermobility: Increased movement of the joints with a predisposition to being dislocated.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Prominent forehead: An enlarged or prominent forehead (brow) of the head.
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Scoliosis: Sideways curvature of the spine
  • Small face: Small face is a face that is unusually little.


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