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Surgical Lengthening of Limbs in Achondroplastic Children: A Medical and Psycho-Social Program to Select and Treat Patients

  • G. Weber
  • P. Bregani
  • F. Premoli
  • M. A. Cazzuffi
  • F. Turba
  • M. de’ Angelis
  • G. Chiumello
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)

Abstract

Due to the great progress in surgical techniques, limb lengthening is frequently adopted to improve stature in the young achondroplastic patient. To face the various problems connected with dwarfism and with this treatment, an interdisciplinary team has been set up consisting of pediatricians, surgeons, psychologists and social workers.

Keywords

Interdisciplinary Team Physical Restraint Psychological Evaluation Emotional Security Positive Body Image 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Weber
    • 1
  • P. Bregani
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Premoli
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. A. Cazzuffi
    • 1
  • F. Turba
    • 1
  • M. de’ Angelis
    • 1
  • G. Chiumello
    • 1
  1. 1.Endocrinology Unit, Dept. of PaediatricsUniv. of Milan San Raffaele Scientific InstituteItaly
  2. 2.Centre for Personal and Social Identity ProblemsMilanItaly

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