Metaphyseal dysplasia, also known as Pyle's disease,Pyle's syndrome, Pyle-Cohn syndrome, and Bakwin-Krida syndrome is a rare disease in which the outer part of the shafts of long bones is thinner than normal and there is an increased chance of fractures.
It is an autosomal recessive disorder in which mild clinical manifestations contrast with radiological appearances of gross metaphyseal undermodeling. Most patients present with mild genu valgum. The elbows are unable to extend fully. There may be widening of the lower femora and clavicles. Bones can sometimes be fragile, but fracturing is usually not common. Patients may present with dental caries, mandibular prognathism, spinal alignment, and disproportionate limb lengthening. Mental development, physical development, and height are usually normal.