RESEARCH ARTICLE

Microgeodic Disease Affecting the Fingers and Toes in Childhood: A Case Report

The Open Orthopaedics Journal 14 Oct 2016 RESEARCH ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/1874325001610010500

Abstract

Microgeodic disease is a disease of unknown etiology that affects the fingers and toes of children, with ≥ 90% of cases involving the fingers alone. We present a rare case of microgeodic disease affecting an index finger and two toes simultaneously in a 7-year-old girl. X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed multiple small areas of osteolysis in the middle phalanges of the left index finger, hallux, and second toe. Microgeodic disease was diagnosed from X-ray and MRI findings, and conservative therapy involving rest and avoidance of cold stimuli was provided. Although pathological fractures occurred in the course of conservative treatment, the affected finger healed under splinting without any deformity of the finger.

Keywords: Childhood, Conservative therapy, Finger, Microgeodic disease, Stress fracture, Toe.
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