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Help me out here: what is achondroplasia?

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In brief: Dwarfism:

Most people with short-limb dwarfism have achondroplasia.
Bones grow mostly by making a plate of cartilage near the joint; people with achondroplasia cannot make cartilage, and their long bones grow very slowly.

In brief: Dwarfism:

Most people with short-limb dwarfism have achondroplasia.
Bones grow mostly by making a plate of cartilage near the joint; people with achondroplasia cannot make cartilage, and their long bones grow very slowly.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Little people Dx

Achondroplasia is a condition of irregular cartilage formation(leading to slow or minimal long bone growth) caused by a gene mutation (new or inherited).
This results in short limbs and vertebrae, relatively large head, slow muscle control but normal intelligence.Adults averge 48-50 inch height, patients have specific health issues.

In brief: Little people Dx

Achondroplasia is a condition of irregular cartilage formation(leading to slow or minimal long bone growth) caused by a gene mutation (new or inherited).
This results in short limbs and vertebrae, relatively large head, slow muscle control but normal intelligence.Adults averge 48-50 inch height, patients have specific health issues.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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