Leg lengthening in achondroplastic children.

A. Ganel*, H. Horoszowski, M. Kamhin, I. Farine

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Bilateral simultaneous elongation of the lower limbs was performed in 3 achondroplastic children. A total of 10 bones were elongated with Wagner's distraction apparatus, mainly by a modified Wagner technique. Maximal elongation of 34 to 44% of the original bone length resulted in relatively minor complications. Elongation of the lower limbs in achondroplastic children improves trunk-to-lower-limb proportions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-197
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
StatePublished - Oct 1979


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