Achondroplasia

Here is some information about Achondroplasia (dwarfism)

Achondroplasia is a bone growth disorder that affects the long bones of the arms and the legs. Those bones in particular do not grow as efficiently which leads to a shorter stature.

Achondroplasia is the most common type of short-limbed dwarfism. The condition occurs in 1 in 25,000 to 40,000 newborns.

Anybody can have a child with Achondroplasia. Over 80% of all babies born with the condition have average-height parents.

The average height of an adult male with achondroplasia is 131cm (4 feet, 4 inches), and the average height for adult females is 124cm (4 feet, 1 inch)

Intelligence is in no way affected by this condition. Most people with Dwarfism live normal prosperous lives.

Dwarfism is not a disability.

Terminology- little person, or having dwarfism. Most little people prefer to be identified by their name not their condition.

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