Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p192 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Developing a high chair to meet the needs of infants with Achondroplasia; a collaboration between Evelina London Children's Hospital and Brunel University

Massey Jill , Phillips Kathryn , Lawrence Jack , Davies Angharad , Harris Laura , Cocca Alessandra , Spinelli Gabriella , Garaj Vanja , Irving Melita , Cheung Moira

Achondroplasia is the commonest form of dwarfism. Key features in infancy impacting positioning are rhizomelia, spinal deformities and large head size. Both standard high chairs and specialized adaptive seating are currently inadequate to meet the needs of these infants. This is due to their anatomical limitations and the guidance for supportive positioning in this group of children, which recommend that a flat, elongated spine is optimal, avoiding a ‘C shape’, as is...