Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia is a condition that is characterized by a genetic disorder that causes skeletal malformations of the bones of hands, feet and knees, known as dysplasia. The condition develops in the childhood and begins with pain in the hips and knees after exercising. Affected children may get tired easily and almost always feel fatigued. There may be an abnormal gait and growth deficiency. Some children may also have reduced muscle strength.
HOW IS MULTIPLE EPIPHYSEAL DYSPLASIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia depends on specific symptoms and evaluation of family history. Genetic analysis helps confirm diagnosis
HOW IS MULTIPLE EPIPHYSEAL DYSPLASIA TREATED?
Treatment is focused on reducing the specific symptoms. Standard physical therapy may help with the overall prognosis. Pain management is more of a challenge and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Weight control is one of the best measures for avoiding strain on the muscles and also helps enhance resilience to further problems.