• primarily
  • Occurring primarily in adolescent boys, OSD is the result of a lesion that grows on the surface of the tibia, in the area of the epiphysis. (faqs.org)
  • Bowing of one or both legs that may: Be rapidly progressive Appear asymmetric Primarily occur just below the knee Failure to treat Blount's disease may lead to progressive deformity.Blount's disease may come back after surgery, especially in younger children. (wikipedia.org)
  • capitellum
  • Some doctors believe that Panner's disease is a precursor to a separate but similar condition called osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum (OCD), which occurs in older kids. (kidshealth.org)
  • When the cells within the growth plate of the capitellum die, the surrounding bone softens and collapses, causing the knob of the capitellum to become flat. (kidshealth.org)
  • The radiograph will enable the doctor to visualize irregularities and see the shape of the capitellum and also visualize the growth plate. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Panner Disease, the capitellum may appear flat and the bone growth plate will look irregular and fragmented. (wikipedia.org)
  • Symptoms
  • The specific age of onset for gigantism varies between patients and gender, but the common age that excessive growth symptoms start to appear has been found to be around 13 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Causes
  • This typical G380R mutation actually increases the ability of the FGFR-3 protein to slow bone growth and causes the features of achondroplasia. (nemours.org)
  • Despite much research, the causes remain unclear but include repetitive physical trauma, ischemia (restriction of blood flow), hereditary and endocrine factors, avascular necrosis (loss of blood flow), rapid growth, deficiencies and imbalances in the ratio of calcium to phosphorus, and problems of bone formation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Physical stress causes multiple tiny fractures where the middle of the metatarsal meets the growth plate. (wikipedia.org)
  • tibia
  • Other times, the growth of just the outer half of the tibia can be surgically restricted to allow the child's natural growth to reverse the bowing process. (wikipedia.org)
  • tenderness
  • Over time, repeated stress (force or pressure) on the already tight Achilles tendon damages the growth plate, causing the swelling, tenderness, and pain of Sever's disease. (kidshealth.org)
  • closure
  • The authors concluded their data suggested that a "cam-type deformity is in part a developmental deformity," and that its appearance in young adults "may be triggered by environmental factors such as high-level sports activity during childhood and around the time of closure of the capital growth plate. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Excessive leaping prior to growth plate closure can create problems in later years. (discdogg.com)
  • infection
  • The infection can occur in the respiratory or urinary tracts, as it is a part of the normal flora in those two areas, and will develop into septicemia or septic arthritis. (wikipedia.org)
  • This may be a birth defect or it may occur after a broken leg, serious infection, or local damage to one of the growth plates in a leg. (wikipedia.org)
  • disease
  • The condition is associated with biochemical abnormalities, bone deformities, developmental delays, impaired growth and sometimes even seizures (in the late course of disease). (news-medical.net)
  • severe
  • In severe cases, surgery can be used to make the longer leg shorter (or impede its growth), and/or make the shorter leg longer. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • When stress occurs repeatedly over time, the body's joints don't have the chance to recover, and the joints and surrounding tendons and muscles become irritated and inflamed. (kidshealth.org)
  • Following the allotted time, the plate is removed and checked for bacterial growth. (wikipedia.org)
  • The plates are then incubated for sixteen to eighteen hours, although incubation time may be less for bacteria populations that divide quickly. (wikipedia.org)