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What is humeral rodding? Rodding surgery provides rigid fixation where the bones can heal in the correct alignment. The rod is called an ‘intramedullary’ rod which means ‘inside the bone’. You may have been offered this type of surgery because you have had lots of arm...

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What is achondroplasia? Achondroplasia is one of the most common forms of skeletal dysplasia. It is often referred to as a condition causing restriction in growth or short stature. Features include shortened limbs, slowed growth, short stature and changes in the shape and size of parts of the skull....

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What is achondroplasia? Achondroplasia is one of the most common forms of skeletal dysplasia. It is often referred to as a condition causing restriction in growth or short stature. Features include shortened limbs, slowed growth, short stature and changes in the shape and size of parts of the skull....

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What is achondroplasia? Achondroplasia is one of the most common forms of skeletal dysplasia. It is often referred to as a condition causing restriction in growth or short stature. Features include shortened limbs, slowed growth, short stature and changes in the shape and size of parts of the skull....

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Why has my child been referred to the metabolic bone disease team? When a child is diagnosed with a skeletal dysplasia, they will be referred to a team of specialists within a hospital who will help you to understand more about your child’s condition. Our team includes: a consultant specialising...

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What is achondroplasia? Achondroplasia is one of the most common forms of skeletal dysplasia. It is often referred to as a condition causing restriction in growth or short stature. It affects 1 in 15,000 to 1 in 40,000 babies. Achondroplasia is a condition caused by a change in a gene called FGFR3....

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