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Osteopoikilosis is a benign dysplasia of bones that is characterized by presence of numerous bone islands in the skeleton. The disease, seen in men and women of all ages, predominantly involves the appendicular skeleton. It occurs most often in bones of the hands and feet. Patients with osteopoikilosis typically are asymptomatic, although 15% to 20% report mild articular pain and joint effusion.
HOW IS OSTEOPOIKILOSIS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis is done with the help of a thorough physical examination that will be carried out by an orthopaedic specialist. Further, skeletal X rays will help in diagnosis along with other imaging tests like CT scans and MRI scans. Also, the physical symptoms like maturity anomalies will also help in the initial diagnosis of the condition. The doctor may also check the thyroid function in such cases.
HOW IS OSTEOPOIKILOSIS TREATED?
Osteopoikilosis does not degenerate to malignancy or affect bone strength and no specific treatment or further investigations are required for osteopoikilosis other than patient education and reassurance. If it occur in childhood then it remains all through life.
DID YOU KNOW?
Osteopoikilosis, also known as ‘Spotted Bone Disease’ is benign autosomal dominant bone disorder that characterised by small areas (Islands) of sclerotic bony lesions. This disorder may appear in any ages between 15 and 60 years, with slightly more males than females affected. Osteopoikilosis is typically asymptomatic, although, it has been reported that about 20% of patients will have some degree of articular pain or joint effusion