Radial Deficiency, Doing Fine

As a surgeon, I have a bias that surgery can help most of the time.  And I feel this one because I have seen it help in so many children.  Surgery can help function and it can help appearance- both are important.  And as a surgeon, I feel fortunate to be able to offer surgery […]

Rare Bone Tumor- Fibrous Dysplasia

Fibrous dysplasia is a bone tumor which is related to a genetic abnormality leading to abnormal bone formation.  Normal bone is replaced by a fibrous tissue.  It can present at any age- young kids, adolescence, or even adulthood.  It is a bone tumor but it is benign growth. Rarely, the tumors can become malignant, but […]

Young Adult with Multiple Hereditary Exostoses

Multiple Hereditary Exostosis is an uncommon condition with the growth of multiple benign tumors or bone/cartilage growths.  These can be called osteochondromas or exostoses.  It has been estimated to be present in 1 in 50,000 children.  Here is a great reference- NLM site. The growths can present in several different ways.1. Bumps which are not […]

Finger Bump

There are many reasons for bumps, cysts and masses in the fingers.  I have previous blogged HERE on some of these growths.  There is another common finger bump that should be discussed, the retinacular cyst.  The retinacular cyst is a type of cyst- a fluid filled sac- that grows from the flexor tendon sheath. Here are a […]