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  • congenital
  • Gibbus deformity may result from the sail vertebrae associated with cretinism (the childhood form of hypothyroidism), mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), and certain congenital syndromes, including achondroplasia. (wikipedia.org)
  • affects
  • If the proper precautions are taken, then affected people can usually live fairly normal lives.Achondroplasia affects about 1 out of every 15,000 people born. (brightkite.com)
  • adult
  • The average adult height is 52' in men and 49' in women with achondroplasia. (nemours.org)
  • Individuals with achondroplasia tend to reach an average adult height of approximately 4 feet (1.3 meters). (wisegeek.com)
  • Average height for an adult man or woman diagnosed with achondroplasia is about 120 centimeters (47.2 inches), although technically a maximum of 148 centimeters (58.2 inches) is also considered achondroplastic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Features
  • The lumbar spine in achondroplasia is subject to changes in the early years of life which makes its development different from that of the non-achondroplastic spine with characteristic clinical-radiological features. (springer.com)