WHAT IS ACHON­DROPLA­SIA?

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Achon­dropla­sia is a ge­netic con­di­tion that causes pa­tients to be short­limbed. They will have an av­er­age-size trunk, short arms and legs with par­tic­u­larly short up­per arms and thighs. Fin­gers are typ­i­cally short.

Peo­ple with achon­dropla­sia are gen­er­ally of nor­mal in­tel­li­gence. The con­di­tion oc­curs in 1 in 15,000 to 40,000 new­borns.

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