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[Free Full Text] Dynamic cervicomedullary cord compression and alterations in cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in children with achondroplasia: review of an 11-year surgical case series

This paper describes how patients with achondroplasia and cervicomedullary compression have an increased risk of forament magnum stenosis, and how decompression surgery has improved some of the clinical outcomes.

Surgical treatment for cervicomedullary compression among infants with achondroplasia

This paper describes the experience of a group of researchers with respiratory failure associated with neurologic symptoms and the effect of early decompression surgery of the foramen magnum on respiratory failure incidence.

A silent risk in limb lengthening surgery - Fat embolism

Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is a health issue that may occur when a bone is fractured. Since limb lengthening surgery involves cutting a piece of the bone, FES is a possible complication of this surgery. Learn more about it here.

[Free Full Text] Clinical outcome of lower limb lengthening

These two publications relate to limb lengthening surgery. One is a systematic review on 18 clinical trials on limb lengthening with external fixation, while the other is a review on the progress of limb lengthening surgery since its beginning.
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