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Glossary for Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia

  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Cleft palate: Birth defect of lip and mouth.
  • Clubfoot: Congenital foot birth deformity turning the foot inward
  • Failure To Thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hip pain: Pain in the hip region
  • Hunter-Mcdonald syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly be short stature, characteristic facial appearance and a predisposition for developing brain tumors.
  • Joint Pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Lowry-Wood syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by a small head, rapid involuntary eye movements (nystagmus) and abnormal development of the ends of long bones where growth occurs.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition characterised by mechanical disrturbances due to degradation of joints. It is the most common form of arthritis, and the leading cause of chronic disability.
  • Rheumatic conditions: Any condition that affects ones joints
  • Scoliosis: Sideways curvature of the spine
  • Short stature: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by the association of short stature, Pierre Robin sequence, cleft mandible, hand anomalies and clubfoot.


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