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What is skeletal dysplasia and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
Dwarfism: Skeletal dysplasia is any of more than 200 conditions that result in the abnormal size and shape of bones and consequent disproportionately short stature, commonly called "dwarfism.".
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Let me help: Dwarfism is a commonly used term for disproportionately short stature, although a more medically appropriate term for this disorder is skeletal dysplasia.Read more below. Thanks.

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A 19-year-old member asked:

Skeletal dysplasia? What exactly is this andbwhat are symptoms?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Dwarfism: Disproportionately short stature dwarfism is skeletal dysplasia and it is officially osteochondrodysplasia. There are around 200 different disorders. These people have changes of cartilage and bone growth and can develop changes such as abnormal shape and size of the bones, .
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is skeletal dysplasia?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Abnormal bones: Skeletal dysplasias represent abnormal structure and development of bones. Some are genetic in their development. Dysplasia is classified according to part of bone affected, epiphysis, metaphysis, or diaphysis Bone deformities can develop and often dwarfism is result of bone dysplasia.

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