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Chirurgia Del Piede 2007 April;31(1):17-20

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

The congenital club foot in the genotypical osteodysplasies

Canepa G. 1, Franchin F. 2, Formica M. 2, Stella M. 2

1 U.O. Ortopedia e Traumatologia Ospedale L. Mandic, Merate, Lecco 2 Clinica Ortopedica Università degli Studi di Genova, Genova


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The congenital club foot is a constant or frequent sign in 6.7% of osteodysplasies. In most cases, these conditions are lethal or sub-lethal and the primary question is eugenetical. Within the forms that allow survival, the most important is the diastrophic dwarfism. The treatment of diastrophic dwarfism is extremely difficult because of the tendence to recidivity

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