E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult: 17 years old
Location: Gloucestershire, England
Areas of involvement: right index finger
My name is David Waller. I am 17 years old and live in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. My mum first noticed the unusual shape of the index finger on my right hand when I was a few days old. I was referred to Gloucester Royal Hospital, but after a few years of observation I was referred to my hand surgeon, Dr. D Sammut at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. Initially it was thought that I had a cyst on my finger, but then looking at the x-rays over a number of years and from the biopsy of a bone sample taken from the finger, they suspected that I had Melorheostosis. This was confirmed when at the age of 14 I had the finger amputated. Since then, following further visits, I have been informed that there is no spread of Melorheostosis to other bones in my hand or body.
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