• infants
  • Most infants diagnosed with achondroplasia will develop thoracolumbar kyphosis, which will need to be treated delicately so they can develop good posture with much care. (wikipedia.org)
  • complications
  • There is no specific treatment for achondroplasia, but treatment might be necessary if it leads to complications such as hydrocephalus (fluid collecting around the brain), obesity, or spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal). (rchsd.org)
  • form
  • In achondroplasia, the mutated form of the receptor is constitutively active and this leads to severely shortened bones. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Adult
  • 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)