Lengthening of the Lower Limbs in Achondroplastics
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.
KeywordsBall Joint Distraction Procedure Control Distraction Short Stature Patient Entire Lower Limb
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