Often, children who have skeletal dysplasias are very short. Dwarfism is a type of short stature that happens when the bones do not have the ability to grow to an average length. Instead, they are short and sometimes crooked. The most common type of dwarfism is called achondroplasia. Skeletal dysplasias affect 1 in 5, children. Achondroplasia is less common and affects 1 in 15, children.
Skeletal dysplasia or dwarfism presents in a host of manners. Degenerative hip disease can present as a primary problem secondary to the abnormal growth disturbance or secondarily from the abnormal load distributions through the hip joint itself. Total hip arthroplasty is a successful procedure but sought with increased risks and complications when compared to routine hip arthroplasty. Custom or modular hip implants can help a surgeon manage the abnormal bone morphology seen with this condition. An orthopaedic surgeon may treat a host of skeletal dysplasias.
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