Achondroplasia symptoms

Symptoms could include:

  • Short stature is a general term for people whose height is considerably below average, as compared to the height of their peers. While it can apply to adults, the term is most often used in reference to children. A child can be significantly short...
  • Kyphosis, also known as a round back or hunchback, is a condition in which the spine in the upper back has an excessive curvature. The upper back, or thoracic region of the spine, is supposed to have a slight natural curve. The spine naturally cur...
  • Lordosis, also known as swayback, is a condition in which the spine in the lower back has an excessive curvature. The spine naturally curves at the neck, upper back, and lower back to help absorb shock and support the weight of the head. Lordosis ...
  • Deformity of spine is any abnormality of the formation, alignment, or shape of the vertebral column.
  • The spine is a shaft comprised of over 25 small bones called vertebrae that support the upper body. The cervical spine (C-spine) is the upper portion, comprised of 7 vertebrae.
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Growth retardation occurs when a fetus doesn
  • Unsteady gait is a symptom of instability while walking. Problems with walking can be due to disease or injury to the legs, feet, spine, or brain.
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Potential causes of temporary gait (walking) or balance problems include injury, trauma, inflammation, or pain. Longer-term difficulties often result from muscular neurological issues.
  • Unsteady gait is a problem with walking in a coordinated manner maintaining postural control. Unsteady when walking, unstable when walking, unstable gait, instability of gait, disequibrilium when walking, disequilibrium when walking.
  • Bowlegs is a condition that causes your legs to appear bowed-out, meaning that your knees stay wide apart even when you stand with your ankles together. This condition is fairly common in infants because of their cramped positioning in the womb. T...
  • Frontal bossing is a medical term used to describe a prominent, protruding forehead. This symptom is the main marker of many conditions, including many issues that affect a person's hormones, bones, and/or stature. It is typically identified in in...
  • Skeletal limb abnormalities are problems in the bone structure of your arms or legs. Your arms and legs are commonly known as limbs. Skeletal limb abnormalities can affect one part of your limb or the entire limb. Usually these problems are presen...
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