Body image of achondroplastic children before and after leg elongation

S. Fennig-Naisberg, S. Fennig*, A. Ganel, J. Sack, S. Tyano

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Body image disturbance was studied in 6 achondroplastic children before and after surgical leg elongation (Wagner's procedure) using Fisher's Draw- a-Person Test and the Body Cathexis Test, as well as on another group of 6 achondroplastic children who had undergone the same procedure several years earlier. These groups were compared with 12 healthy control children. Gross disturbance of body image was present before the operation with a substantial improvement after the procedure. However, even years after the surgical procedure there still exists a difference in body image between the control- normal group and achondroplastic adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-39
Number of pages7
JournalIsrael Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


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