Navigation Links
Dealing with Dwarfism
Date:4/1/2009

Surgeons and specialists should be aware of interrelated symptoms

ROSEMONT, Ill., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A popular cable reality television show, Little People, Big World, focuses on the daily lives of short stature individuals. This series brings achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, into the spotlight. According to a literature review published in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), treating patients with dwarfism is an extremely complex process. Orthopaedic surgeons and others caring for people with this disorder should be aware of its many manifestations.

For example, limb lengthening treatments for those living with achondroplasia have been met with mixed results.

"Not only is limb lengthening a huge time commitment for the families involved, but children with achondroplasia are taken out of the environment where they play, interact and have fun to be placed in treatment for several years," said study co-author Michael C. Ain, MD, associate professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. "At the end of the day, these kids may be able to reach a higher shelf, but their level of physical activity in both athletic and sporting events may be very limited or not existent at all."

  • Some studies have found that height can be gained with growth hormone injections, but the authors question whether the average height increase of six to eight centimeters is worth undergoing five years of daily injections.
  • Patients undergoing hormone injections see an initial increase in height, but once treatment stops, the height plateaus. These hormone injections may c
    '/>"/>

SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Dealing with stress as a treatment for alcohol abuse
2. Dealing Cervical Cancer a Knockout Blow
3. Songbird Hearing Provides Revolutionary Alternative for Those Dealing With Hearing Loss
4. Surfing Your Stress to Success Program Offers a New Way of Dealing with Stress
5. American Lung Association of Upper Midwest Offers Tips on Dealing With Floodwaters
6. Dealing with dwarfism
7. The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Chair to Teenager Struggling With Rare Dwarfism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the ... an effort to further promote visibility and adoption of the ... made AMA journals available via its subscription services, EBSCO will ... , Long known as both a subscription agency ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... a famous dress online store for wedding dresses and other ... of wedding dresses , and launches a site-wide women’s dress ... on your big day; the wedding gown is the most ... find the most suitable wedding dress. Now, we are proud ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Lower-Auto-Insurance.com has released a new blog post explaining the importance ... reducing the costs of an auto insurance policy . , ... lower prices for their vehicle insurance policies. The safety a vehicle ... costs. Because of this, drivers should always carry a first ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 State Forestry Institute of ... system with support from GEOSYSTEMS, a dedicated Hexagon Geospatial ... will leverage Hexagon Geospatial’s ERDAS APOLLO for ... well as point clouds and documents. This effort will ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... It is said that nothing makes a lady feel more ... dress supplier, shows its new selection of navy cocktail ... , UWDress.com’s navy cocktail gowns are the cornerstones of the ... styles. Simple dresses in bright neon colors can be dressed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:Driving Safe And Other Factors That Make Auto Insurance Affordable! 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 3Health News:UWDress.com Shows Its New Navy Cocktail Dresses For 2015 2
... be trapped through planting rain gardens in urban areas, according ... be improved as a // result of this. The concept ... years, but there has not been much research with regard ... planted two rain gardens and frequently monitored them over a ...
... Hong Kong’s Life of Life Healing Spa is increasingly getting ... fat after the very first session. // Owner Karen Chu ... a good degree of success since the spa first began ... fire treatment given here has not yet resulted in any ...
... two weeks increases the chances of quitting smoking as the ... interested in the tobacco from inhaled source leading to loss ... smoking increases and the researchers have reported their finding in ... no serious adverse effects occurring due to use of nicotine ...
... the results of the study in New England Journal ... conducted in 68 patients over // the benefits of ... of Schizophrenia. ,The researchers found that this ... symptoms of Schizophrenia and the results of combination drug ...
... The top rank with regard to Canada's health system has ... in the province expressing low satisfaction where the services // ... to exist in Manitoba, which has been ranked last in ... Canada has made these revelations. ,Money does ...
... has a plan that will enable the uninsured in the ... taxpayers, employers and the recipients of the insurance coverage, will ... to benefit tens of thousands of city residents. Supervisor Tom ... said that he supports the mayor's idea and believes it ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:San Francisco Mayor Proposes An Alternate Plan For The Uninsured City Residents 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3h534b/infectious ) has announced the ... Product, Application, Technology, End User - Global Forecast to ... The infectious disease diagnostics market is expected to grow ... 2019 from $12,422.8 million in 2014. Increase in governmental ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... DUBLIN , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Allergy Diagnostics Market by Allergen Source, Product & by ... their offering. The global allergy diagnostics market ... to grow at a CAGR of 12.67%, to reach $2,230.72 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... DUBLIN , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ... "X-Ray Detectors Market by Detector Type, Applications & by ... to their offering. , The X-ray detectors ... of technological advancements since its inception, such as a shift ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Infectious Disease Diagnostics (Instruments, Reagents, Services, Software) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Infectious Disease Diagnostics (Instruments, Reagents, Services, Software) Market - Forecast to 2019 3Global Allergy Diagnostics (Immunoassay Analyzer, Luminometer, Assay Kit, Consumables) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Allergy Diagnostics (Immunoassay Analyzer, Luminometer, Assay Kit, Consumables) Market - Forecast to 2019 3Global X-Ray Detectors (Flat Panel, Computed Radiography, CCD, Line-Scan) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global X-Ray Detectors (Flat Panel, Computed Radiography, CCD, Line-Scan) Market - Forecast to 2019 3
... 2011 Awarepoint Corporation , the leading ... healthcare, announced today that it received Frost & ... Competitive Strategy Leadership Award .  The award ... RTLS and workflow automation solutions that significantly differentiates ...
... Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPHS ) today announced that ... of $0.25 per share of common stock.  The dividend will ... as of the close of business on October 14, 2011. ... North American producer of specialty phosphate products, offering performance-critical ingredients ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Awarepoint Corporation Receives Frost & Sullivan's 2011 North American RFID and RTLS Healthcare Competitive Strategy Leadership Award 2Awarepoint Corporation Receives Frost & Sullivan's 2011 North American RFID and RTLS Healthcare Competitive Strategy Leadership Award 3
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Reusable, stainless steel trephine with handle....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Medicine Products: