An inherited bone growth disorder characterized by short stature, a large range of joint mobility, joint pain, deformity of the lower legs and often curvature of the spine.
While pseudoachondroplasia is an uncommon condition, I have treated many children and adults with this form of skeletal dysplasia. I aggressively will maintain the alignment of the limbs. This is done with judicial use of growth modulation and osteotomies (cutting of the bone) to maintain normal alignment.
The spinal deformity is treated as any scoliosis/kyphosis but has many special considerations.
While I do not encourage doing lengthening of the limbs, I do perform this surgery when patients want this at the same time deformity correction is performed.