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Muscle, Bone, and Joint Disorders

Information and articles about rare diseases and disorders affecting the muscles, bones, or joints.

Josh Ryan Evans and Achondroplasia
Article discusses actor Josh Ryan Evans and achondroplasia, including the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the disorder.

Acromegaly
If this growth hormone disorder begins in puberty, it causes gigantism (the wrestler Andre the Giant was affected by it). Most often it begins in middle age due to a tumor of the pituitary gland and causes abnormal growth of the hands and face.

Apert Syndrome
Information about Apert syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Arthrogryposis
Information about arthrogryposis, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

FIRST: Conradi-Hunermann-Happle Syndrome
Information from the Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types (FIRST), with illustrations.

PodiatryNetwork.com: Compartment Syndrome
Good information on compartment syndrome. Site also offers a podiatrist locator.

Crouzon Syndrome
Information about Crouzon syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Article describes Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, its diagnosis, and treatment.

Ellis van Creveld Syndrome
Information about Ellis van Creveld syndrome, its diagnosis, and treatment.

EF and EMS
Information about eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) and eosinophilic fasciitis (EF), their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)
Information about fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, its possible treatments, and research.

Goldenhar Syndrome and Gulf War Veterans
Article on the connections between Goldenhar syndrome and Gulf War veterans.

Growth Hormone Deficiency
Article describes growth hormone deficiency, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, and how it relates to the individuals who portrayed Munchkins in "The Wizard of Oz."

Jeune Syndrome
Article describes Jeune syndrome (asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy), its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

NINDS: Klippel-Feil Syndrome
Information from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (U.S.).

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Article describes Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Marfan Syndrome
Information about Marfan syndrome, a connective tissue disorder, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Moebius Syndrome
Article describes Moebius syndrome, its symptoms, and treatment.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Article describes osteogenesis imperfecta, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Osteopetrosis
Article describes osteopetrosis, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Poland Syndrome
Information about Poland syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

The Elephant Man's Bones Reveal Mystery
Article looks at the medical findings in the case of John Merrick, the Elephant Man, and describes Proteus syndrome.

Primary Periodic Paralyses
Article describes the types of primary periodic paralyses, their symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment.

Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome
Article describes Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

SMA
Information about SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), including the types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

MDA USA: Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy
Information on spinal bulbar muscular atrophy, also known as Kennedy's disease and X-Linked SBMA, from the Muscular Dystrophy Association USA.

International Still's Disease Foundation
Site offers mailing list, chat, message board, photos, research news, and resources.

Van der Woude Syndrome
Article describes van der Woude syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Winchester Syndrome
Article describes Winchester syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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