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Total knee arthroplasty in patients with inherited dwarfism--a report of five knee replacements in two patients with Morquio's disease type A and one with spondylo-epiphyseal dysplasia.

Authors
  • de Waal Malefijt, M C
  • van Kampen, A
  • van Gemund, J J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2000
Volume
120
Issue
3-4
Pages
179–182
Identifiers
PMID: 10738879
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In Morquio's disease and in hereditary spondylo-epiphyseal dysplasia of longer duration, malalignment, instability and unfavourable anatomy are generally the main surgical problems, but as these patients nowadays do not have a reduced life expectancy, it is worthwhile giving them a functional replacement for their severely deformed and painful knees. We report three patients with inherited dwarfism, in whom a replacement of the knee was performed.

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