- Metatropic dwarfism
- Metatropic dysplasia, nonlethal dominant
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Treatment of metatropic dwarfism is symptomatic and supportive. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy can help with prevention of progressive joint disease. Bracing may be used for kyphosis with adjustment and/or replacement as the child grows. This type of treatment should be maintained until skeletal maturity is reached or until spinal fusion is feasible. Spinal fusion is used to prevent damage to the cervical part of the spinal cord.
- Sillence D, Kozlowski K. Metatropic Dysplasia. Orphanet. 2004; http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/GB/uk-MetatropicDysplasia.pdf. Accessed 1/12/2010.