What is achondroplasia?
A person with achondroplasia has a genetic disease that causes abnormal bone growth.
What are the symptoms of achondroplasia?
People with achondroplasia are abnormally short and have disproportionately short arms and legs.
How does the doctor treat achondroplasia?
Achondroplasia cannot be cured. Orthopedic surgery can be offered to correct some skeletal abnormalities.
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