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

What are Osteophytes?

What are Osteophytes? They are protrusions that occur at the connecting point between bones and are caused by a gradual erosion of the joint. This damage is caused by the surface of the joint wearing away over time, leaving irregularities in their shape, causing pain, limited mobility, and an increase … Continue reading