Last reviewed 01/2018
This condition may not be discovered until adult life when the patient presents with bilateral, symmetrical osteoarthritis of the hips or knees.
The patient is of short stature and radiology reveals that the ends of the long bones are malformed. This condition may affect the spine but not as significantly as the ends of the long bones.
Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasias are the diseases that principally affect the spinal vertebrae.