Thursday, March 6, 2014

Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is a form of short-membered dwarfism. Word achondroplasia literally means "without cartilage formation." Cartilage is a tough but flexible material that makes the most of the skeleton in the early stages of development. , In achondroplasia, the problem is not in the formation of cartilage, but in the transformation of bone (called ossification), particularly in the long bones of the arms and legs. Achondroplasia is similar to other skeletal disorder called Hypochondroplasia, achondroplasia, but the characteristics of heavier in the rule.