Ollier's Disease

Ollier’s Disease frequently occurs in the small bones in the hands and toes (phalanges) and the long bones behind the phalanges, called metatarsals. This condition is characterised by multiple enchondromas (en-kon-DRO-mas), which are non-cancerous tumours of the cartilage). The condition is also known as enchondromatosis.

As with the majority of enchondromas, Ollier's Disease generally requires no treatment. Only in cases where the tumours are aggressive and begin destroying bone tissue do they require further attention, often in the form of surgical removal.