Lumbar fusion in achondroplasia: does fusion to the sacrum affect function?

TitleLumbar fusion in achondroplasia: does fusion to the sacrum affect function?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFarmer KW, Brinkley MF, Skolasky RL, Sponseller PD, Ain MC
JournalJournal of pediatric orthopedics
Volume29
Issue5
Pagination476-80
Date Published2009 Jul-Aug
Abstract

Stenosis and kyphosis are common in achondroplasia, often requiring lumbar fusion, sometimes to the sacrum. The purpose of this study was to determine the functional effect of lumbar fusion to the sacrum in patients with achondroplasia.

DOI10.1007/s11832-009-0190-9
Alternate JournalJ Pediatr Orthop