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Insoles for adult achondroplasia

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by crambo, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. crambo

    crambo Member

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    Can anyone give any advice on the use of insoles for adult achondroplasia ( Dwarfism ).

    Many thanks.
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Re: Insoles for adult achondrplasia

    No different to doing insoles or foot orthotics for anyone else:

    1. What hurts?
    2. What is the load in the tissue that is causing the hurt?
    3. Can a foot orthotic reduce that load?
    4. Design a foot orthotic with features to reduce that load.
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    Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder whose primary feature is dwarfism.[3] In those with the condition, the arms and legs are short, while the torso is typically of normal length.[3] Those affected have an average adult height of 131 centimetres (4 ft 4 in) for males and 123 centimetres (4 ft) for females.[3] Other features include an enlarged head and prominent forehead.[3] Complications can include sleep apnea or recurrent ear infections.[3] The disorder does not generally affect intelligence.[3]

    Achondroplasia is caused by a mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) gene that results in its protein being overactive.[3] The disorder has an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance, meaning only one mutated copy of the gene is required for the condition to occur.[6] About 80% of cases result from a new mutation, which originates in the father's sperm.[5] The rest are inherited from a parent with the condition.[3] The risk of a new mutation increases with the age of the father.[4] In families with two affected parents, children who inherit both affected genes typically die before birth or in early infancy from breathing difficulties.[3] The condition is generally diagnosed based on the symptoms but may be confirmed by genetic testing.[5]

    Treatments may include support groups and growth hormone therapy.[5] Efforts to treat or prevent complications such as obesity, hydrocephalus, obstructive sleep apnea, middle ear infections or spinal stenosis may be required.[5] Life expectancy of those affected is about 10 years less than average.[5] Achondroplasia is the most common cause of dwarfism[4] and affects about 1 in 27,500 people.[3]

    1. ^ "Achondroplasia". Oxford Dictionaries UK Dictionary. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
    2. ^ "Achondroplasia". Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
    3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Achondroplasia". Genetics Home Reference. May 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
    4. ^ a b c Cite error: The named reference Lancet2007 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
    5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Pauli, RM; Adam, MP; Ardinger, HH; Pagon, RA; Wallace, SE; Bean, LJH; Mefford, HC; Stephens, K; Amemiya, A; Ledbetter, N (2012). "Achondroplasia". GeneReviews. PMID 20301331.
    6. ^ "Achondroplasia". Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) – an NCATS Program. 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
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    Lower limb biomechanics during gait in children with Achondroplasia
    Damien Kiernan
    J Biomech. 2021 Feb 12;119

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