Unfortunately, there is no cure for fibrous dysplasia. Treatment depends on the symptoms present.
Fractures often require surgery, but can sometimes be treated with casting or splints. Surgery is most appropriate in cases where fractures are likely to occur, or where bones have become misshapen. Surgery may also be used to relieve pain.
Medications known as bisphosphonates are also used to relieve bone pain.
Other healthy strategies such as physical activity and adequate intake of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D are also encouraged.
Radiation therapy is not recommended for patients with fibrous dysplasia because it is associated with an increased risk of cancerous transformation.
Careful, long-term follow-up to monitor fibrous dysplasia is advised.
Last updated: 6/30/2017
Where can I find more information on treatment for fibrous dysplasia?
The following resources contain information on treatment for fibrous dysplasia:
Medscape Reference provides detailed information on the treatment of this condition. This resource is aimed at healthcare professionals. You may need to register to view the article, but registration is free.
MayoClinic.com has general information on treatment for fibrous dysplasia.
ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied treatments for Fibrous dysplasia.
Last updated: 9/27/2012
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