Items tagged “bones”
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Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome (BOS), also known as disseminated dermatofibrosis lenticularis 2, comprises of osteopoikilosis associated with disseminated connective tissue and cutaneous yellowish nevi, predominantly on the extremities and trunk 1. Recent genetic work has linked this syndrome to ...
Multipartite patella is an uncommon congenital abnormality that represents normal variant pathology and is a result of a failure of ossification during development. It is most commonly diagnosed as an incidental finding. Clinical presentation The vast majority of multipartite patellae are asy...
Diffuse bony sclerosis (mnemonic)
Useful mnemonics for remembering causes of diffuse bony sclerosis include: 3 M's PROOF Regular Sex Makes Occasional Perversions Much More Pleasurable And Fantastic 1 Mnemonics 3 M's PROOF M: malignancy metastases (osteoblastic metastases) lymphoma leukemia M: myelofibrosis M: mastocyto...
The calcar femorale is a normal ridge of dense bone that originates from the postero-medial endosteal surface of the proximal femoral shaft, near the lesser trochanter. It is vertical in orientation, and the ridge projects laterally toward the greater trochanter. This ridge of bone provides mech...
The ilium (pl. ilia) is among the three bones of the innominate bone: ilium, ischium, and pubis. These are individual bones in the youth and unite to form one bone in adults, the principal union being in the acetabulum. Ilium is called so as it supports the 'flank'. The ilium is not to be conf...
There are many types of bone within the body: long bones (longer than they are wide) short bones (not long bones) flat bones sesamoid bones (for within a tendon) irregular bones (don't fit into a category) The majority of the bones of the appendicular skeleton are long bones. However, the ...
Short bones are 1 of the 5 types of bones in the body and represent bones that are shorter than they are wide. The carpal and tarsal bones are all short bones. Sesamoid bones (bones that form within tendons) are not "short bones" but have a category all to themselves.
Flat bones are 1 of the 5 types of bones in the body and represent a group of bones (predominantly of the cranium) that have a relatively flat shape and form from intramembranous ossification.
The irregular bones are a relatively heterogeneous group of bones that do not fit within any of the other categories of bone types. They include the vertebra, pelvic bones and many of the facial bones.
The epiphyses (singular: epiphysis) are the rounded portions at the ends of a bone separated from the metaphysis by the physis. The epiphysis contributes to a joint, compared with an apophysis which is a site of tendon or ligament attachment. Once the growth plate has fused, the epiphysis and me...
Bilateral proximal radioulnar synostosis
Published 15 Oct 2018