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Glossary for Metaphyseal chondrodysplasia Schmid type

  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Failure To Thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Genu varum: The presence of bowed legs - knees are apart and ankles are together while standing. Causes of the anomaly include certain intrauterine positions, rickets and various bone disorders.
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Metaphyseal chondrodysplasia Spahr type: A rare genetic bone development disorder characterized mainly by bowed legs.
  • 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.
  • Waddling gait: The occurrence of a gait which is waddling in nature


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