Achondroplasia treatments

Treatments could include:

  • Doctors surgically place VP shunts inside one of the brain's ventricles to divert fluid away from the brain and restore normal flow and absorption of CSF.
  • A tracheostomy is a medical procedure-either temporary or permanent-in which a tube is surgically implanted into a person's windpipe so that he or she can breathe. The tube is inserted through a cut in the neck below the vocal cords, allowing air ...
  • Gait training is a type of physical therapy that helps people improve their ability to stand and walk.
  • Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure in which two or more vertebrae are permanently joined into one solid bone with no space between them. The vertebrae are the small, interlocking bones of the spine. In spinal fusion, extra bone is used to fill ...
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