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Lengthening of the Lower Limbs in Achondroplastics

  • G. De Bastiani
  • R. Aldegheri
  • G. Trivella
  • L. Renzi-Brivio
  • S. Agostini
  • F. Lavini
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)

Abstract

Lengthening the lower limbs of short stature patients to increase their height is a surgical procedure we undertake exclusively in cases of dysharmonic hyposomia, the most common of which is achondroplasia. The achondroplastic is a dwarf (mean height in adulthood does not exceed 125–130 centimetres) in whom the limbs are noticeably disproportional to the trunk. In hypochondroplasia, this discrepancy is less apparent and in adulthood stature may even exceed that of the achondroplastic by 20 centimetres.

Keywords

Ball Joint Distraction Procedure Control Distraction Short Stature Patient Entire Lower Limb 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. De Bastiani
    • 1
  • R. Aldegheri
    • 1
  • G. Trivella
    • 1
  • L. Renzi-Brivio
    • 1
  • S. Agostini
    • 1
  • F. Lavini
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Clinical Orthopaedics and TraumatologyUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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