What is the role of surgery in the treatment of cartilage-hair hypoplasia (CHH)?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Alan P Knutsen, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Various palliative bone reconstruction procedures have been performed in patients with other short-limb dwarfism disorders. Medical and surgical correction for scoliosis may be necessary. Arthroscopy and/or joint replacement surgery may be beneficial. These can also be performed in patients with cartilage-hair hypoplasia. However, the risk of infection in these patients is increased, and extra attention to preventing and treating infections is necessary.

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