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Craniofacial surgeon revolutionizes treatment for Apert syndrome, improves kids’ lives

Craniofacial surgeon revolutionizes treatment for Apert syndrome, improves kids’ lives

Source: On the Pulse Blog

Apert syndrome is a rare condition that occurs in one of 45,000 to 160,000 live births. For the children it affects, it’s very complex and is not only challenging to live with, but it’s also very difficult to treat. Thanks to Richard Hopper, MD, surgical director of the Craniofacial Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital, there is now a new treatment method that offers kids with Apert syndrome the opportunity to have a much better quality of life.