Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Achondroplasia Treatment

Achondroplasia cannot be cured. In some cases, limb-lengthening procedures may be successful. Treatment with growth hormone may result in lengthening of bones, but it may also cause bone deformities. Treatment may be directed toward the complications of achondroplasia, such as spinal stenosis. Severely deformed bones may require surgical correction.

Treatment for achondroplasia may include:


Treatment for spinal stenosis may include:

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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