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Trevor disease

Trevor disease
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osteochondroma, a similar disorder.

Trevor disease (also known as Fairbank's disease and Trevor's disease), is a congenital bone developmental disorder. There is 1 case per million population, and is three times more common in males than in females.

Overview

This disorder is rare, and is characterised by an asymmetrical limb deformity due to localized overgrowth of cartilage, histologically resembling osteochondroma believed to affect the limb bud in early fetal life. The condition occurs mostly in the ankle or knee region and it is always confined to a single limb. This usually involves only the lower extremities and on medial side of the epiphysis. It is named after researcher David Trevor. [1]

Background

Trevor disease was first described by the French surgeon Albert Mouchet and J. Belot in 1926. In 1956, the name "dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica" was proposed by Fairbank.[1]

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