Kyphosis and Lumbar Stenosis in Achondroplasia

  • Martin A. Nelson
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)


The most significant clinical effect of the failure of cartilage growth occurring in achondroplasia is seen in the spinal canal. An absolute reduction in both the sagittal and coronal diameters extending from the foramen magnum to the sacrum results in a narrowed spinal canal. Since the main brunt of this growth disorder affects the long bones, why is the spinal canal abnormal?


Back Pain Spinal Canal Restrict Growth Neurogenic Claudication Lumbar Stenosis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin A. Nelson
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  1. 1.Orthopaedic Surgeon, General InfirmaryUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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