Achondroplasia

A project by: Steven zahratka

Basic information

Achondroplasia is a hereditary condition in which the growth of long bones by ossification of cartilage is retarded, resulting in very short limbs. This disease can affect any one when your born. Also can be pasted on by your parents.


Characteristics

Some conditions are Limited mobility at the elbows also average height 4 feet. And joint problems. They had to have extended pedals in there veicals for they are abalone to drive. Thy have the normal life spand as a regular person but have weak muscles.


Cause

The mutation in this disease is short growth of bones. The gene that is affected is FGRF3.

Chromosomes 4 is the chromosome that is affected by achondroplasia. This chromosome controls the growth in any organism

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Treatment

There is no cure for achondroplasia but there are some ways to make it better for small peoples life. There are such things as step stools for they can reach high things. There are also extended gas pedals and brakes for they are able to drive cars.


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Other facts

  • It is one of the most common of all skeletal dysplasias
  • Achondroplasia is the most common type of dwarfism, affecting up to 80% of all little people.
  • Most Achondroplastics are double jointed.