Lit. Update with Chris Makarewich

Dr. Christopher Makarewich from University of Utah and the Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital returns to the show to discuss his recent research on guided growth in achondroplasia. The lightning round delves deeper into achondroplasia including medical treatment and elective limb lengthening. Your hosts are Josh Holt from University of Iowa, Carter Clement from Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, and Julia Sanders from Children's Hospital Colorado. Music by A. A. Aalto.




Hemiepiphysiodesis for Lower Extremity Coronal Plane Angular Correction in the Distal Femur and Proximal Tibia in Children with Achondroplasia. Makarewich et al. JPO Sept 2023.


Once-daily, subcutaneous vosoritide therapy in children with achondroplasia: a randomised, double-blind, phase 3, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial. Savarirayan et al. Lancet 2020.


What’s New in Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction? Bafor and Iobst. JBJS Aug 2023.


Achondroplasia and limb lengthening: Results in a UK cohort and review of the literature. Donaldson et al. Journal of Orthopaedics 2015.


Extensive Limb Lengthening for Achondroplasia and Hypochondroplasia. Paley. Children 2021.

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