Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 1997 Feb;26(2):83-9.


Melorheostosis is a rare, benign connective-tissue disorder characterized by a cortical thickening of bone with irregular dense hyperostosis that appears to flow along the cortex. We review the literature to date, etiology, clinical aspects, roentgenographic features, histology, and treatment of melorheostosis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone Diseases, Metabolic / diagnosis
  • Bone and Bones / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Melorheostosis* / diagnostic imaging
  • Melorheostosis* / embryology
  • Melorheostosis* / pathology
  • Melorheostosis* / surgery
  • Radiography