At present there is no specific treatment to promote growth in achondroplastics. When special problems complicate achondroplasia, prompt and expert intervention is important.
The large opening under the skull should be surgically enlarged in cases of severe narrowing and compression of the spinal cord.The spinal cord compression can require surgery to decompress it.
Orthopedic procedures may be required for lengthening of the limb bones and correction of bowed legs.
Teeth should be straightened and, if necessary, removed to alleviate the problem.