Congenital predisposition Discussion

Certain congenital abnormalities of the skeleton exist which may make the area more prone to injury, and which affect the expected outcome following injury. A cyst in a bone may leave it prone to fracture. Abnormal joints or abnormal connections between bones may develop painful arthritis following injury. Abnormal blood supply to bones may lead to dramatic fracture complications. In many cases, the diagnosis of a congenital difference is made only after injury, and may not have otherwise given rise to problems.

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