Frequently Asked Questions
You must consult an orthopedic surgeon.
2. Is fibrous dysplasia of the bone hereditary?
No. Fibrous dysplasia of the bone is not hereditary.
3. Why does one get fibrous dysplasia?
The cause of fibrous dysplasia is still unknown. The gene responsible for it appears to be especially susceptible to mutations. Though rare, fibrous dysplasia occurs in males and females and in people of all races across the globe. It is possible that the mutation occurs randomly.
4. Is fibrous dysplasia cancer?
Fibrous dysplasia is not cancer. Many people use to term "lesion" to mean any defect to avoid confusion of fibrous dysplasia of the bone with malignant bone tumors. However, a fibrous dysplasia bone lesion can turn cancerous; but this is very rare-in less than 1 % of FD cases.