• Heather Hansen


Achondroplasia is the most common skeletal dysplasia. It is due to a gain of function of the fibroblast growth factor 3 receptor. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. Those affected with achondroplasia have multiple skeletal manifestations including: short stature, spinal stenosis, genu varum, and foramen magnum stenosis.


Achondroplasia FGFR3 Dwarfism Short stature Interpedicular narrowing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heather Hansen
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  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of OrthopaedicsAlpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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