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  • Anatomy of the Bone

    Anatomy of the Bone What is bone? Bone is living tissue that makes up the body's skeleton. There are three types of bone tissue, including the following: Compact tissue. The harder, outer tissue of b...

  • Avascular Necrosis

    Avascular Necrosis What is avascular necrosis? Avascular necrosis is a disease that results from the temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone. It is also called osteonecrosis, aseptic ...

  • Benign Bone Tumors

    Benign Bone Tumors There are many benign bone tumors that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a b...

  • Bone Cancers

    Bone Cancers There are many bone cancers that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overvie...

  • Bone Disorders

    Bone Disorders There are many bone disorders that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief ove...

  • Chondroblastoma

    Chondroblastoma What is chondroblastoma? Sometimes called Codman's tumor, a chondroblastoma is a rare type of benign (noncancerous) bone tumor that originates from cartilage. Cartilage is the special...

  • Chondrosarcoma

    Chondrosarcoma What is chondrosarcoma? Chondrosarcoma is a type of cancer that develops in cartilage cells. Cartilage is the specialized, gristly connective tissue that is present in adults and the t...

  • Diagnostic Procedures for Bone Disorders

    Diagnostic Procedures for Bone Disorders How are bone disorders diagnosed? In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for bone disorders may include the...

  • Enchondroma

    Enchondroma What is an enchondroma? An enchondroma is a type of benign (noncancerous) bone tumor that originates from cartilage. Cartilage is the specialized, gristly connective tissue from which mos...

  • Ewing Sarcoma in Adults

    Ewing Sarcoma in Adults What is Ewing sarcoma? Ewing sarcoma is a cancer that occurs primarily in the bone or soft tissue. Ewing sarcoma can occur in any bone, but it most often it is found in the lo...

  • Fibrous Dysplasia

    Fibrous Dysplasia What is fibrous dysplasia? Fibrous dysplasia is a chronic disorder in which bone expands due to abnormal development of fibrous tissue, often resulting in one, or more, of the follo...

  • Giant Cell Tumor

    Giant Cell Tumor What is a giant cell tumor? A giant cell tumor is one that is made up of a large number of benign (noncancerous) cells that form an aggressive tumor, usually near the end of the bone...

  • Glossary - Bone Disorders

    Glossary - Bone Disorders | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [return to top]...

  • Home Page - Bone Disorders

    Topic Index All About Bone Diagnostic Procedures for Bone Disorders Treatments for Bone Disorders Bone Disorders Bone Cancers Benign Bone Tumors Glossary Bone is living tissue that provides shape and...

  • Myeloma Bone Disease / Multiple Myeloma

    Myeloma Bone Disease / Multiple Myeloma What is myeloma bone disease? Myeloma bone disease is cancer that affects certain white blood cells called plasma cells. It represents about 1 percent of all c...

  • Online Resources - Bone Disorders

    Online Resources - Bone Disorders This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical ad...

  • Osteochondroma

    Osteochondroma What is osteochondroma? Also called osteocartilaginous exostoses, osteochondroma is an overgrowth of cartilage and bone near the end of the bone near the growth plate. This type of ove...

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

    Osteogenesis Imperfecta What is osteogenesis imperfecta? Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle-bone disease, is a genetic (inherited) disorder characterized by bones that break easily w...

  • Osteomyelitis

    Osteomyelitis What is osteomyelitis? Osteomyelitis is an inflammation or swelling of bone tissue that is usually the result of an infection. Bone infection may occur for many different reasons and ca...

  • Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)

    Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) Osteomyelitis is the medical term for a bone infection. Bone infections are caused when a break in the skin allows germs, usually bacteria, to spread into bone tissue. ...

  • Osteosarcoma

    Osteosarcoma What is osteosarcoma? Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer that usually develops in the osteoblast cells that form bone. It occurs most often in children, adolescents, and young adults....

  • Paget Disease of the Bone

    Paget Disease of the Bone What is Paget disease of the bone? Paget disease of the bone is a chronic bone disorder in which bones become enlarged and deformed. Bone may become dense, but fragile, beca...

  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism

    Primary Hyperparathyroidism What is primary hyperparathyroidism? Primary hyperparathyroidism is a metabolic disorder in which one (or more) of the parathyroid glands produces too much parathyroid hor...

  • Topic Index - Bone Disorders

    Topic Index - Bone Disorders Bone Disorders Home Anatomy of the Bone Diagnostic Procedures for Bone Disorders Treatments for Bone Disorders Bone Disorders Avascular Necrosis Fibrous Dysplasia Osteoge...

  • Treatments for Bone Disorders

    Treatments for Bone Disorders Specific treatment for a bone disorder will be determined by your doctor based on: Your age, overall health, and medical history Extent of the disease Your tolerance for...