Skeletal manifestations in the Marfan patient may develop or become more pronounced with age. They can cause decreased mobility and chronic pain, thereby creating significant impact on the quality of life. This is becoming more and more evident as advances in cardiovascular surgery are extending life expectancy to nearly that of the general population. The progressive nature of the skeletal complications is an increased problem as people with Marfan syndrome now live longer.
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