What You Need to KnowAchondroplasia is a type of rare genetic bone disorder.
The strong, flexible tissue called cartilage is not made into bone as normal. Signs can include short arms and legs, large head and flattened bridge of nose.
Achondroplasia can be diagnosed before birth by fetal ultrasound or after birth with a physical exam.
There is no treatment for changing the condition. But different kinds of treatment can be done to help relieve problems caused by the condition.
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Providers Who Treat Achondroplasia
Departments that Treat Achondroplasia
Rare Disease Institute - Genetics and Metabolism
Children's National Rare Disease Institute (CNRDI) is a first-of-its-kind center focused exclusively on advancing the care and treatment of children and adults with rare genetic diseases.
Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic
For more than 25 years, the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic has provided multidisciplinary care for infants, children, and young adults with various forms of skeletal disorders.
Cancer Genetics Program
Our cancer genetics experts help answer important questions about your child's inherited risk for cancer.
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