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.
Prevention and Treatments
There is no treatment for changing the condition. But different kinds of treatment can be done to help relieve problems caused by the condition. Most cases occur in families with no history of the condition and can't be prevented.
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Providers Who Treat Achondroplasia
Departments that Treat Achondroplasia
Cancer Genetics Program
Our cancer genetics experts help answer important questions about your child�s inherited risk for cancer.
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.
Prenatal Pediatrics Institute
The Prenatal Pediatrics Institute at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provides specialized care for babies during pregnancy, delivery and after birth.