Over 600 known connective tissue disorders exist today

Skeletal (Bone) Dysplasia

Skeletal (Bone) dysplasia is the medical term for a group of about 400 conditions that affect bone development, neurological function and cartilage growth, including its most common form, achondroplasia.

Signs include abnormal growth in the spine and skull, and in the long bones of the arms and legs, which can result in the individual being short in stature. Care teams for patients with skeletal dysplasia often include experts in orthopaedics, neurosurgery, genetics, otolaryngology and ophthalmology.

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