Medical Articles

As a parent, or as an adult taking care of your health, there are some medical articles for you to be aware.  More may be found on the Dwarfism Listserv on Yahoo, or on Parents of Little People 2 on Yahoo.

General

Health Supervision for Children with Achondroplasia
KidsHealth's Guide to Dwarfism
Respiratory Difficulty in Young Children with Achondroplasia
Achondroplasia    By the Human Growth Foundation.
Dwarfs Pathophysiology and Anesthitic Implications
Special Problems of Anesthesia for Little People
Sleep Apnea
Breathing Problems Among Little People
Nutrition and the Little Person
Neck Disorders in Little People
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Biogenetics and LPA

Extended Limb Lengthening

Extended Limb Lengthening LPA Position Statement
For Dwarfs, Mixed Reaction to Radical Limb-Lengthening Procedure
By Paul Payne, Associated Press  2001
Limb-Lengthening Tests Human Willpower
By Gretchen Parker,  Associated Press  2004

Halo

The Halo for Children with Dwarfism