Fibrous dysplasia is a chronic condition affecting one or more bones causing them to weaken and form abnormal fibrous growths.
Causes are unknown but gene mutation is a possibility.
- Uneven or brittle bones
- Bone pain
- Difficulty in walking
- Bone deformity
- Scoliosis (sideway curvature of backbone)
There is no cure for fibrous dysplasia but symptoms can be managed by:
- Medications to increase bone density and reduce pain
- Physical therapy to maintain strength and flexibility
- Surgery in case of deformities or fractures
There is no way to prevent fibrous dysplasia.