Melorheostosis: A Rare Cause of Limb Pain

*Corresponding author: Matthias Z. H. Lu* and Narlaka Jayasekera


Melorheostosis is a rare skeletal dysplasia, and to date there are no reports of this condition in Australia. This is a case of a lady who presented with dull arm pain with a pathognomonic radiological findings. The plain radiographs obtained of the limb demonstrated a characteristic candle wax appearance in a monomelic distribution. The natural history, presentation, and management are discussed in detail.


Melorheostosis; Skeletal dysplasia; Central Australia.