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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Achondroplasia:
  • lead is too short
  • Incidence/Prevalence is without reference
  • Clinical features should be converted into prose

Discussion and verification of permission is archived at Talk:Jumper's Knee. Melchoir 23:42, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Achondroplasia is just a technical name for Dwarfism

No, it's not; it just one of many possible causes of dwarfism.--Prosfilaes 14:39, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Removed vandalism- March 8, 2012.

"Disease" and "disorder" versus "Achondroplasia"[edit]

PEGGY JEAN CASTILLO —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:02, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

There is a lot of debate going on as to what achondroplasia is(ie a medical condition, disorder, disease, disability, or none of the above). Because of that, I think it's a better idea just to call achondroplasia achondroplasia to prevent the article being POV. --Umalee 22:21, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

World's Smallest Girl[edit]

As reported by reputable news agency Fox News, the world's smallest girl as confirmed by the Guiness Book of World records, happens to have Achondroplasia.

[1] —Preceding unsigned comment added by ApsbaMd2 (talkcontribs) 20:50, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

ApsbaMd2 (talk) 20:52, 9 April 2008 (UTC)


Somebody should put some pictures up.

In other species?[edit]

I'd like to see some more on this article - namely, it's achondroplasia in other species: it's what makes dachshunds, corgis, and basset hounds (along with other breeds) long bodied with short legs. I've also seen examples of it in horses and other domesticated animals. (talk) 23:56, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

lifted from:
"Based on their disproportionate dwarfism, some dog breeds traditionally have been classified as "achondroplastic." This is the case for the dachshund, basset hound, and bulldog breeds, to mention a few (4,5). Histological studies in some achondroplastic dog breeds have shown altered cell patterns in cartilage that are very similar to those observed in humans exhibiting achondroplasia (6)."

  • 4. Jones T, Hunt R. The musculoskeletal system: In: Jones T, Hunt R, eds. Veterinary Pathology, 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger; 1979:1175-1176.
  • 5. Willis MB. Inheritance of specific skeletal and structural defects. In: Willis MB, eds. Genetics of the Dog. 1st ed. Great Britain: Howell Book House; 1989:119-120.
  • 6. Braund K, Ghosh P. Morphological studies of the canine intervertebral disc. The assignment of the beagle to the achondroplastic classification. Res Vet Sci 1975;19:167-172
I'm busy on dog articles, I may get around to researching other species. Gmip (talk) 11:11, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
Added some dog info regarding the cool retrogene.TomHaffie (talk) 01:46, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Ive added a reference to the much-fabled Ancon sheep, with reference and link. Please note that before this change the Ancon article was an orphan. So if you remove my work here you will need to recheck the Ancon article's link status and add the orphan tag again if appropriate. Thanks! Jaydubya93 (talk) 20:14, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Incidence of orthopedic disability?[edit]

Aside from short stature, I wonder if and to what extent achondroplasia is accompanied by orthopedic problems, such as commonly occur in diastrophic dysplasia? These do cause disability, and if they are common in achondroplasia, that might affect the debate above about terminology. Also, if disabilities are common, the incidence (or absence of disability, if not?) would be useful to mention in the article. Wwheaton (talk) 00:40, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

In animals, associated health issues are both severe and common (arthritis, for ex). Unfortunately I am completely unversed in related study in humans, so I would be disinclined to make these kind of changes (animal issues while perhaps pertinent would be unbalanced without accompanying human data given the structure of the article IMO). If someone has human data I can add animal data tho. Jaydubya93 (talk) 20:20, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Why does "chondrodystrophia" redirect here?[edit]

The term is not used or explained in the article. (talk) 00:13, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Contradiction in Treatment section?[edit]

Second paragraph: "human growth hormone does not help people with achondroplasia" then in the third: "Usually, the best results appear within the first and second year of therapy."