Achondroplasia is a form of short-limbed dwarfism caused by spontaneous mutations in the gene. If you have achondroplasia, all your cartilages cannot be converted into bones, interfering with normal skeletal development. Short stature with short arms, legs, fingers and a large head are the common symptoms. The average height of people suffering from achondroplasia is 131 cm (4.2 ft) in males and 123 cm (4 ft) in females. Achondroplasia can be diagnosed while you are pregnant by an ultrasound or after your child is born.
HOW IS ACHONDROPLASIA DIAGNOSED?
People who suffer from this condition have a normal life span with an increased death risk during the first year of life.