Glossary for Bow legs
Medical terms related to Bow legs or mentioned in this section include:
- Achondroplasia: A rare disease characterized by abnormal bone growth which results in short stature with short arms and legs, large head and characteristic facial features.
- Arm symptoms: Symptoms affecting the arm
- Back symptoms: Symptoms affecting the back
- Blount disease: A bone developmental disorder that affects the shin bone (tibia) resulting in a progressive bow-legged appearance due to the inward facing angle of the shin bone. One or both legs may be affected.
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Bone dysplasia with medullary fibrosarcoma: A rare inherited bone disorder characterized by aggressive bone tumors and defective bone development. The tumors metastasized readily.
- Bone pain: Pain affecting the bones
- Bone symptoms: Symptoms affecting the body's bones
- Bowing, congenital, short bones: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by broad, bowed bones affecting mainly the thigh bone and upper arm bones.
- Ehlers danlos syndrome: An inherited disorder of the connective tissue causing it to become weak and fragile. Connective tissue is found in skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments and hence all of these may be affected by weakness
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: An inherited disorder of the connective tissue causing it to become weak and fragile. Connective tissue is found in skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments and hence all of these may be affected by weakness
- Fibrous dysplasia of bone: A bone development abnormality that can occur in one or more bones. The bone develops tumor-like growths in bones where normal bone is replaced by fibrous tissue. It can occur as a single lesion or in multiples. Malignancy can occur but is rare. Symptoms are determined by the location and extent of the abnormality.
- Fibular Hemimelia: A medical term for a birth defect where the calf bone (fibula) is considerably shortened or absent. The severity of the defect is variable with mild cases presenting simply as a shortening of one leg whereas more severe cases involve a complete absence of the calf bone and bowing of the tibial bone. It is the most common limb affected by hemimelia and usually only one limb is affected. The actual foot may or may not be affected.
- Genu varum: A condition where the legs bend outwards at the knees. Also called bowleg.
- Growth symptoms: Symptoms related to poor or excessive growth.
- Hyperostosis cortical infantile: A rare inflammatory disorder that affects bones and soft tissue in infants. The condition may affect virtually any bone and causes excessive enlargement of part of the bone (cortex). Infant feeding problems may occur if the jaw bone is affected which can affect weight gain. The inflammatory course of the disease eventually stops and over time the bones remodel to a normal appearance.
- Hypophosphatasia: A rare genetic disorder characterized by short limbs, dwarfism and general lack of bone calcification.
- Infection: Infections as a symptom.
- Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
- Juvenile Paget disease: A rare genetic bone disorder involving abnormal loss of bone mineralization and remineralization, broadened bone shafts and high levels of alkaline phosphatase in the blood. Some juvenile cases are relatively mild.
- Leg pain: Pain affecting the leg
- Leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the leg
- Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
- Malnutrition: Any disorder that relates to inadequate intake of nutrients.
- Marfan syndrome: A genetic connective tissue disorder involving a defect of chromosome 15q21.1 which affects the production of the fibrillin needed to make connective tissue.
- Marfan's syndrome: A genetic connective tissue disorder involving a defect of chromosome 15q21.1 which affects the production of the fibrillin needed to make connective tissue.
- Metaphyseal chondrodysplasia Schmid type: A rare genetic disorder characterized by short stature, bowed lower leg bones and other skeletal abnormalities.
- Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
- Osteoarthritis: A form of degenerative arthritis due to chronic degeneration
- Osteogenesis imperfecta: Weak bones ("brittle bone disease") and loose joints
- Osteomalacia: Softening of bones caused by a vitamin D deficiency.
- Paget's Disease: Breast carcinoma involving nipple and areola.
- Paget's disease of bone: A chronic, slowly progressing bone disorder where the bone is destroyed rapidly and replaced by abnormal bone which is dense and fragile.
- Pseudoachondroplasia: A rare genetic disorder characterized by bone growth and development abnormalities.
- Rickets: A condition that affects the bones due to vitamin D deficiency
- Skeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skeletal system such as the bones.
- Spine symptoms: Symptoms affecting the spine
- Spondylometaphyseal dysplasia with bowed forearms and facial dysmorphism: A rare skeletal disorder involving abnormal bone development. The condition is characterized by bowed forearms, abnormal facial appearance, spinal abnormalities and short limbs.
- Vitamin C deficiency: Indequate vitamin C in the diet
- Weismann-Netter-Stuhl Syndrome: A very rare inherited disorder characterized by bone development abnormalities.
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