Psychologic, vascular, and physiologic aspects of lower limb lengthening in achondroplastics

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1990 Jan;(250):138-42.


Achondroplastic patients having lengthening surgery of the lower limbs were preoperatively evaluated from psychologic, functional, vascular, and endocrinometabolic points of view. Long-term research is required to determine effects of surgical correction of achondroplasia from both psychologic and various physical points of view.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Achondroplasia / metabolism
  • Achondroplasia / physiopathology
  • Achondroplasia / psychology
  • Achondroplasia / surgery*
  • Adolescent
  • Bone Lengthening / adverse effects
  • Bone Lengthening / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leg / blood supply
  • Leg / surgery
  • Male