Relevant Principles in the Management of Spinal Disorders in Achondroplasia

  • John P. O’Brien
  • Hossein Mehdian
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)


The purpose of this brief presentation is to draw attention to several relevant principles which are fundamental in the understanding of the symptom complex associated with achondroplasia. These principles are even more important to grasp if safe surgical management of the patient is to be carried out.


Vertebral Body Spinal Canal Spinal Stenosis Spinal Disorder Lateral Recess 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. O’Brien
    • 1
  • Hossein Mehdian
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Academic Neurosurgical UnitThe London HospitalWhitechapel, LondonUK
  2. 2.Spinal Disorders Dept.The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic HospitalOswestry, ShropshireUK

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