Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

What is Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva? FOP Disease is a highly uncommon disorder that causes fibrous tissue at the connecting point between bones in the body to become rigid. This results in common fractures sometimes resulting in permanent disfigurement, as the body is unable to repair the ligament and tendons between the … Continue reading

Primary Hyperparathyroidism

What is Primary Hyperparathyroidism? Hyperparathyroidism is a condition that raises calcium levels in the blood. Once the calcium levels are above a certain threshold (usually about 2.7 mmol/L) the condition is known as hypercalcemia. The abnormally high calcium levels are caused by the overactive secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH), which … Continue reading

Osteonecrosis | What is Osteonecrosis?

What is Osteonecrosis? It is also known as avascular necrosis, is a condition that causes restricted blood supply to bones, resulting in premature death of cells. The ailment most commonly affects the coxa (hip) and scapula (shoulder), but is also seen in the patella (knee joint), ginglymus (elbow), carpus (wrist) and … Continue reading