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Achondroplasia

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Treatment for Achondroplasia

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.

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Hello i m from pune i like to know in India Achondroplasia consider as Handicapped or not plz help me Reply plz
onkar89 Saturday, April 27, 2013
when is rondals and whos tuesday??? why is timmy frolicking in my rabbit garden? tom plus tree equals arab. aaron went to the market to buy chicken but he got carrots thinking it was tom.
oh121212 Monday, March 18, 2013
Achondroplasia is serious it makes your head big and your limbs short its not fun sometimes my head gets too heavy and i fall over and i cant reach the light switch in the bathroom so i poop in the dark
dwarfmaster11 Wednesday, May 08, 2013
can people suffering from achondroplasia conceive?? and can a girl of 20yrs old can b treated for achondroplasia??? please reply
clits94 Saturday, February 16, 2013
I HAVE A 4 YEAR OLD LITLE PERSON AND HE GET AROUND PRETTY GOOD TO BE A LITTLE PERSON BUT HE IS OLDER AND WANT TO DO MORE THINGS FOR HISSELF LIKE WIPE HIS BEHINE HOW DO I TEACH HIM HOW TO DO THOSE THINGS
KIA28SINGLE Wednesday, February 08, 2012
gd day, im peter frm nigeria, my baby is diagonised of achondroplasia by a doc in lagos teaching hospital, idi araba. she is a yr old. pls what can i do at least to increase her height.
pet35 Monday, February 06, 2012
Hi

My is 17 in normal stream of education. He seemed fine but has a painful calf whenever he walks. He has hydrocephalus too. He is now wanting to get help in learning to drive. However I have no means to support that. Any advise will be helpful.
He is bow leg but presumably if you ask your doctor for advise about correcting they will direct you to the appropriate surgeon. The other is stretching leg while she is resting. My son is not too concern whereby I did not seek any help in the area.

LeonKwang94 Saturday, January 14, 2012
can anyone please get to know me about fee structure regarding bow leg correction treatment... pleae...
anikamways Friday, October 21, 2011
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
pankajmadan Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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.
Vaman Friday, July 22, 2011
Hi Vaman, I think we should surely get in touch and share some experience/information. My mail id is pankajmadan76@yahoo.com. Regards, Pankaj
pankajmadan Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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 ..
Ayesha82 Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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

surajgupte Tuesday, June 29, 2010
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.

vicky09 Monday, May 24, 2010

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