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Achondroplasia – take a deeper look

It’s up to you to ensure comprehensive care considers the full picture

chondrocyte cell

What causes achondroplasia?

Achondroplasia is the most common type of skeletal dysplasia and is characterized by impaired endochondral bone growth1

Bone growth

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What is the impact of achondroplasia?

Impaired bone growth impacts individuals physically, functionally, and psychosocially

Multisystemic complications

AAP tool

Interactive Guidance: The American Association of Pediatrics Guidance Tool

Sort and expand the latest insights into achondroplasia diagnosis, management, treatment, and more according to developmental stage with this interactive tool.

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International Consensus Statement

The International Consensus Statement on the diagnosis, multidisciplinary management and lifelong care of individuals with achondroplasia

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Achondroplasia support

Parents, caregivers, and individuals with achondroplasia may need a strong medical community from day one1

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Managing achondroplasia

Primary care providers can help to coordinate a multidisciplinary approach to care

Resource library

Everything you need to deepen your achondroplasia knowledge

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What percent of the bones in the body are endochondral bones?


  1. Hoover-Fong J, Scott CI, Jones MC; Committee on Genetics. Health supervision for people with achondroplasia. Pediatrics. 2020;145(6):e20201010.

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