Achondroplasia is a genetic bone disorder and the most common type of dwarfism.
- Affects one in 20,000 babies
- Arms and legs are short in proportion to body length and head is often large
- The genetic mutation causes abnormal cartilage formation
- Prenatal testing available
Achondroplasia at Boston's Children's Hospital
Children with achondroplasia are seen in the genetics program and/or the advanced fetal care program at Boston Children's Hospital.