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Achondroplasia is a disorder of bone growth that causes the most common type of dwarfism.
Alternative Names of Achondroplasia are: Dwarfism.
Complications of Achondroplasia
Causes of Achondroplasia
Signs & Symptoms of Achondroplasia
Typical appearance of achondroplastic dwarfism is apparent at birth:
Diagnosis of Achondroplasia
Treatments of Achondroplasia
There is no specific treatment for achondroplasia. Related abnormalities, including spinal stenosis and spinal cord compression, should be treated when they cause problems.
Prevention of Achondroplasia
Genetic counseling may be helpful for prospective parents when one or both have achondroplasia. However, because achondroplasia most often develops spontaneously, prevention is not always possible.
When to seek Medical Advice
If there is a family history of achondroplasia and you plan to have children, you may find it helpful to speak to your health care provider.
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