Orthopedic Aspects of Achondroplasia in Children

  • Steven E. Kopits
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)


The majority of achondroplastic children are fit and able throughout their early childhood. A small minority are disabled by cervico-medullary compression at the foramen magnum or by chronic recurrent otitis media. The first complaints in neurologically intact children are of leg pain due to progressive deformity at about 6 years of age.


Humeral Head Femoral Condyle Radial Head Genu Valgum Tibia Vara 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    S. E. Kopits, Orthopedic complications of dwarfism, Clin. Orth. & Rel. Res,. 114:153 (1976).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    S. E. Kopits, Correction of bowleg deformity in achondroplasia, J. Hopkins Med. Journal. 146:206 (1980).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    I. V. Ponseti, Skeletal growth in achondroplasia, J. Bone & Joint Surg. 52–A:70 (1970).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven E. Kopits
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.International Center for Skeletal DysplasiaSaint Joseph HospitalTowsonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Orthopedic SurgeryThe Johns Hopkins Univ. School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

Personalised recommendations