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Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia - What is it for

Achondroplasia is the most common type of short-limb short stature. It is a genetic disorder that affects bone growth.

Individuals with achondroplasia have disproportionate short stature and certain characteristic features. Intellect is typically normal.

How common is achondroplasia?

It is estimated that one in 22,000 people are born with achondroplasia. Occurrences of achondroplasia are present among all racial groups and affect both males and females equally.


Achondroplasia - How to prevent?

Achondroplasia - Preparing for surgery

Achondroplasia - Post-surgery care

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