Achondroplasia treatments
Achondroplasia

Treatments could include:

  • A ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a device used to relieve pressure from the brain caused by fluid accumulation. VP shunting is a surgical procedure that is primarily used to treat a condition called hydrocephalus, which occurs when excess cere...
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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 ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Gait training is a type of physical therapy that helps people improve their ability to stand and walk.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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 ...
    Source:HLCMS
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