Maffucci’s syndrome is a very rare congenital disease, wherein multiple enchondromas develop on the bones, along with hemangiomas, or soft tissue tumors that involve entangled, abnormal blood vessels. The benign, non-cancerous cartilage growths form in the cartilage at the end of bones, where bone growth occurs. They most frequently develop in the hands and feet, although they can form anywhere in the body, and can result in severe bone deformities, fractures, underdeveloped muscles, shortened limbs, and shorter stature. Enchondromas halt formation when growing stops. The growths can become malignant, or cancerous. Surgical treatment is necessary if the growths damage bone tissue, at which point they should be removed.
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My wife and I both have seen Dr. Pearl a number of times for a number of different problems over quite a few years. We have always found him to be knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant, with a quick dry wit and very reasonable rates. We’d both see him again in a heartbeat.
I have been a patient of Dr. Pearl’s for several years and I keep going back because he cares about his patients. He is knowledgeable, professional and personable. While there has been some turnover in his front office staff, it has not affected my ability to get appointments. Dr. Pearl even helped me on a […]
I think Dr Pearl & his staff are very professional & I was met on time for all my appointments. They saw me immediately after I called & the follow-up was excellent. Prices were reasonable & I would definitely recomend Arlington Foot and Ankle Center.
I made an appointment with Arlington Foot and Ankle, for toenail fungus treatment, and painful athletes feet. Dr. Pearl was so attentive and concerned with providing me with a proper cure. He and his staff were so consultative and understanding, I strongly recommend Dr. Pearl for the quality of care that was provided to me. […]
I have been a patient of Dr. Pearl for 16 years and have always had a very pleasant experience. He did my bunionectomy and his follow up was meticulous and the relief was incredible. Recently I picked up a pair of orthotics he redid for me. My troubled flat feet are feeling much much better! […]
I was treated by Dr Pearl at Arlington Foot and Ankle for toenail fungus and chronic pain associated to athletes feet. I have gone to numerous podiatrists to correct this painful issue, and thank Dr. Pearl for treating my problem and providing the most professional follow up care. I highly recommend Arlington Foot and Ankle, […]
Dr. Ben (I call him) knows ‘His stuff!’ He is insightful, professional, and most of all cares about and listens to his patient. After my very first visit, he called regarding a specific concern I had! That spoke volumes to me! He got the issues resolved so quickly–keeping me in the loop throughout the process! […]
- Dr. Ben Pearl has had T.V.
interviews with Dr. Nancy on
MSNBC and has been a regular
contributor on News Channel 8
Sports Talk with Glenn Harris
discussing sports health.