Did you know that there are different kinds of dwarfism? In this lesson, you will learn about achondroplasia dwarfism. You will be able to define achondroplasia, identify symptoms, and learn about healthcare related to this type of dwarfism.
What is Achondroplasia Dwarfism?
Have you ever watched any of the shows on TV about the real lives of people living with dwarfism? If you have, you’ve probably heard of achondroplasia dwarfism. Achondroplasia dwarfism is the most common type of dwarfism.
It is a genetic condition which causes the limbs of a person to be shorter then normal. These individuals have normal-sized torsos but their legs and arms are shorter than is typical.