Scenario 2 The patientÃ¢s story ClinicianÃ¢s response Mrs C is concerned about her son who has achondroplasia.
Achondroplasia: a disorder of bone growth that causes the most common type of dwarfism.
In some cases physical development may be disproportionate, as in achondroplasia, but in others the parts of the body develop proportionately.
Of these, Achondroplasia is the most common, affecting about 80 percent of all little people.
An individual with achondroplasia has disproportionate short stature.