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Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder which causes abnormal bone growth and dwarfism.

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Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is a disorder of bone growth. Achondroplasia literally means "without cartilage formation". The problem in this condition is converting the cartilage into bones, particularly the long bones. Achondroplasia is a genetic (inherited) condition that results in abnormally...Read More

Posted on : Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:00 AM
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Molly21
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Hi,

I was diagnosed with ahondroplasia when I was five weeks old. On Tuseday 23rd March 2010, I am doing a presentation on this. By Tuesday please.
Thanks
Replied on Sunday, March 21, 2010 12:00 AM

dwarf10
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ha ha
Replied on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:00 AM

Guest
If u are luaghing u shouldnt cause its a serious condition and my mom has it. It's very hard to live with without people laughing.
Replied on Monday, May 24, 2010 12:00 AM

vicky09
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Hi,

I'm Virginia and i have a 11 month old baby who has been diagnosed with Achondroplasia. My husband is also a dwarf, but I love my family. It is complicated to have baby with Achondroplasia, however I have overcome my fears and have cared for him over a year now. My baby is very handsome, and we have got involved in a club and LPA. Kindly comment if you too would like to join.
Replied on Monday, May 24, 2010 12:00 AM
A very fine article on achondrplasia. Nevertheless,I would have preferred a greater supplementation with clinical photographs and radiographs for driving home the important aspects of this common proble.
If desired, I can share some of the clinical pictures with your readers please.
Dr (Prof) Suraj Gupte, MD, FIAP
Replied on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:00 AM
I stay in Gurgaon, India. My daughter was diagnosed of achondroplasia just 10 days before her birth. She is 3.5 years old now and goes to school-playgroup and thoroughly enjoys it. We plan to continue her normal education.

Though there are no immediate concerns except the height factor, we realize that we should be providing her with some tools and equipments, that make her independent and facilitate her in leading a normal life. For example – a] something that continuously strengthens her knee, b) somethings that helps her manage her basic hygiene requirements, c) somethings that helps her in the bathroom/kitchen, d) somethings that help her with the electric switches, e) somethings that help her climbing stairs and f) any other tool/equipment which would have come in handy to anyone in the group.

I would really appreciate if anyone can share their experiences with these. I am happy to share my specific experiences, if required.

Regards,
Pankaj
Replied on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 6:22 AM
Hi Pankaj, I am from Greater Noida and my was son daignosed with achondroplasia in 8th month. He is 5 now and goes to school. Would like to share expirence and any other information which would be helpful for our kids.
Replied on Friday, July 22, 2011 4:25 PM
Hi Vaman,

I think we should surely get in touch and share some experience/information. My mail id is pankajmadan76@yahoo.com.

Regards,
Pankaj
Replied on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 7:26 AM
hello. i also had the same situation like your, that i got to know abt my son s disorder in last week.my son is 1.5 years old now..but still he can not able to sit by himself...he is using brace to support his back, but still he can not sit...please do tell me your daughter s growth chart...thank u ..
Replied on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 6:07 PM
 






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