Abnormalities of Cartilage and Fibrous Tissue

  • Frank Horan
  • Peter Beighton


Abnormal development of cartilage and fibrous tissue leads to significant orthopaedic complications in a number of conditions which are reviewed in this chapter. These disorders are not all genetic but we consider that their inclusion is warranted in view of their clinical interrelationship and orthopaedic importance.


Fibrous Tissue Fibrous Dysplasia Radiographic Appearance Myositis Ossificans Hereditary Multiple Exostosis 
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Diaphyseal Aclasia

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Horan
    • 1
  • Peter Beighton
    • 2
  1. 1.Cuckfield HospitalCuckfield SussexEngland
  2. 2.Medical School and Groote Schuur HospitalUniversity of Cape TownCapeSouth Africa

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