Critical review of infantile fibrous dysplasia: Surgical treatment

Angelo Andrisano, Gabriele Soncini, Pierina P. Calderoni, Stefano Stilli

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A critical review of the surgical treatment of 65 patients with infantile fibrous dysplasia demonstrated that “circumscribed" types of the disease generally do not require surgical treatment, while "extended" types, as well as Albright's syndrome, require early surgical treatment aimed at preventing development of skeletal deformities which are difficult to correct later. Prophylactic intramedullary nailing with nails of suitable caliber is most effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-481
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Prosthetics and Orthotics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • Curettage
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Intramedullary nailing
  • Rigid osteosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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