Achondroplasia sentence example
- Scenario 2 The patientÃ¢s story ClinicianÃ¢s response Mrs C is concerned about her son who has achondroplasia.
- Achondroplasia: a disorder of bone growth that causes the most common type of dwarfism.
- In some cases physical development may be disproportionate, as in achondroplasia, but in others the parts of the body develop proportionately.
- Of these, Achondroplasia is the most common, affecting about 80 percent of all little people.
- An individual with achondroplasia has disproportionate short stature.Advertisement
- The four most common causes of dwarfism in children are achondroplasia, Turner syndrome, inadequate pituitary function (pituitary dwarfism), and lack of emotional or physical nurturance.
- Achondroplasia (short-limbed dwarfism) is a genetic disorder that impairs embryonic development, resulting in abnormalities in bone growth and cartilage development.
- In achondroplasia, the long bones fail to develop normally, making the arms and legs disproportionately short and stubby (and sometimes curved).
- Persons with achondroplasia are 3-5 feet (91-152 cm) tall and of normal intelligence.
- Achondroplasia occurs in all races and with equal frequency in males and females and affects about one in every 40,000 children.Advertisement
- Achondroplasia can be detected through prenatal screening.
- There is no specific treatment for achondroplasia, besides treating any orthopedic problems that may arise.
- Those with achondroplasia seldom reach 5 feet (1.5 m) in height.
- Chiari malformations are found in several known genetic disorders such as achondroplasia, Hadju-Cheney syndrome, and Klippel-Feil syndrome.
- Achondroplasia: This form of dwarfism is characterized by short stature, abnormal body proportion (limbs are shorter than normal while the torso remains of average size), and facial deformities.Advertisement
- The actor suffered from achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.
- Matt's wife Amy has a type of dwarfism called achondroplasia.