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Description: Definition Melorheostosis is "...a rare bone disorder (of unknown etiology) whose initial manifestations include swelling of joints, pain, and limitation of motion. Eventually profound muscle contractures, tendon and ligament shortening, and soft tissue involvement with severe growth disturbances may ensue. Scoliosis, joint contracture and foot deformities may be seen." (Encyclopaedia of Medical Imaging Volume III:1). Melorheostosis usually presents in a sclerotomal distribution. [edit] Clinical Presentation Early clinical findings include joint swelling, limitation of motion and pain. Contractures, ligamentous and tendinous shortening and even soft tissue involvement may ensue.(Monomelic melorheostosis of the hand by Brenner, Wannske). in Diagnostic Radiology/Musculoskeletal Imaging/Dysplasia Basic/Melorheostosis From Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection

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