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The sagging rope sign in achondroplasia--different from Perthes' disease.

Authors
  • Shingade, Viraj Uttamrao
  • Song, Hae-Ryong
  • Lee, Seok-Hyun
  • Suh, Seung-Woo
  • Oh, Chang-Wug
  • Hong, Jun-Seok
Type
Published Article
Journal
Skeletal radiology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2006
Volume
35
Issue
12
Pages
923–928
Identifiers
PMID: 16775711
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Presence of the sagging rope sign in bilateral hips is a characteristic feature of achondroplasia. It usually appears before epiphyseal closure. Its cause, incidence, and nature differ from Perthes' disease, and its presence does not carry a bad prognosis in achondroplasia.

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