Bone Formation in Achondroplasia

  • Ignacio V. Ponseti
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)


In achondroplasia bone formation is severely stunted in the epiphyseal plates of the long bones; it is normal in the flat bones of the skull and in the periosteum, and it is excessive at the traction epiphysis (3,4).


Iliac Crest Growth Plate Cartilage Cell Epiphyseal Plate Hypertrophic Zone 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ignacio V. Ponseti
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  1. 1.Dept. of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniv. of IowaIowa CityUSA

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