Overview

Achondroplasia is a bone growth disorder that causes disproportionate dwarfism. Dwarfism is defined as a condition of short stature as an adult. People with achondroplasia are short in stature with a normal sized torso and short limbs. It is the m[read article]

Tests for Achondroplasia

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Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 3 (FGFR3) Gene Mutation Test
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Skeletal Survey of Fetus
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Ultrasound is an essential tool for evaluating your baby during pregnancy. More than one half of all pregnant women in the undergo at least one ultrasound examinati...  More
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Amniocentesis is a test used to determine whether your unborn baby has any genetic abnormalities (genetic amniocentesis) or whether its lungs are developed enough f...  More
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Chorionic villus sampling (CVS), also known as chorionic villus biopsy, is a type of test performed during pregnancy to determine if an unborn child is at risk for ...  More
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An extremity X-ray is an X-ray image taken of your extremities (your arms, legs, hands, wrists, feet, ankles, shoulders, knees, or hips). An X-ray is a form of radi...  More
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Medical Procedures for Achondroplasia

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Application of Back Brace
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Surgical Procedures for Achondroplasia

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Distraction Osteogenesis
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Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
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A tracheostomy is a medical procedure-either temporary or permanent-in which a tube is surgically implanted into a person's windpipe so that he or she can brea...  More
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Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure in which two or more vertebrae are permanently joined into one solid bone with no space between them. The vertebrae are the sm...  More
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Exploratory Lumbar Laminectomy
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