This focused issue on “Rare Skeletal Disease” is edited by Dr. Wenjin Yan from Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing, China; and Dr. Tae-Joon Cho from Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine; Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Dr. Wenjin Yan is currently working in Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing, China.
Dr. Tae-Joon Cho serves as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in the Seoul National University Children’s Hospital. He has conducted basic researches on fracture healing, distraction osteogenesis as well as molecular genetic studies on genetic skeletal disorders. His clinical work includes pediatric hip diseases, limb congenital anomalies, limb reconstruction using Ilizarov method, and orthopaedic intervention of genetic skeletal disorders such as osteogenesis imperfecta and other skeletal dysplasia.
- Focused issue outline:
- Advances in genetic syndromes involving congenital upper limb anomalies
- Next generation skeletal dysplasia study
- Spine deformity correction in skeletal dysplasia
- Limb deformity correction in skeletal dysplasia
- Advancement of medical therapeutics for rare skeletal disorders
- The important role of genetic skeletal disorders classification in the diagnosis of rare skeletal diseases
- Molecular/Mechnism insights into rare skeletal diseases: identify mutations/pathways that are responsible for diseases