Patient Comments: Achondroplasia - Characteristics

Question:

Does your child, friend, or relative have achondroplasia? Please describe characteristics. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Art, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 07

I was born with achondroplasia. I have two sisters who have it. I have short arms and legs. I also have many boney growths on my legs and arms. My arms are very short. I have never broken a body part yet since I know that it can't be repaired back. I am taking pain medications to help out with it on a daily basis.

Comment from: Shammi, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 28

My son is an achondroplasia patient. He is now 7 years old. He has short hands and short legs. His leg is bowing. I need to know is there any medication for his growth and to straighten his legs.

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