multiple epiphyseal dysplasia

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Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (also known as dysplasia epiphysealis multiplex or Fairbank disease) is a type of non-rhizomelic dwarfism characterised by flattening and fragmentation of epiphyses.

Pathology

Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.


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  • delayed and irregular secondary ossification centres
  • flattened and squared-off epiphyses 
  • thinning of the lateral tibial epiphysis
  • double layered patella
  • hypoplastic tibial and femoral condyles with shallow intercondylar notch