Surgical Treatment of Kyphosis in Achondroplasia

  • Vernon T. Tolo
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)


This presentation reports my experience at the Johns Hopkins Hospital with the surgical management of thoracolumbar kyphosis in achondroplasia. These patients had had no childhood brace treatment for their kyphosis or had persisted in having a significant kyphosis despite bracing. Two major types of thoracolumbar kyphosis were seen: one group with severe wedging at the apical vertebrae and the other group with several adjacent vertebrae having mild to moderate wedging.


Pedicle Screw Lumbar Lordosis Johns Hopkins Hospital Posterior Fusion Posterior Spinal Fusion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vernon T. Tolo
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  1. 1.Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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