What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Achondroplasia?


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The individuals suffering from Achondroplasia have disproportionate short figure along with large head and distinctive facial conditions. Their limbs are rhizomelic short. This implies their upper arms are shorter than their forearms and their thighs are shorter than their lower leg. The limbs get affected severely during Achondroplasia – the victim is not able to rotate and extend their elbow to its fullest extent. The bowed legs and in-turned toes are developed. The hands, feet, fingers and toes are small and wide. The individuals suffering from Achondroplasia may develop similar facial structure due to difference in the development of the bone structure than the normal population. Their head size is extraordinarily large – in medical terminology, the condition is known as megalencephaly, however, the underlying reason of this condition is yet not known. Their face carries an obtruding forehead, flat mid-face with a relatively prominent chin. Male individuals suffering from Achondroplasia may have 52 inches size in average whereas females may have 48 inches in average.

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