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Unformatted text preview: leading to muscle weakness, sensory loss, poor balance and incontinence • Osteoarthritis due to abnormal bone growth which places excessive strain on weight bearing joints • Dental problems due to overcrowded teeth • Childbirth difficulties owing to a narrow pelvis The eventual height of patients with Achondroplasia varies from 110-150cm. Despite these complications, many patients with the condition lead full and satisfying lives. Prevention Genetic screening and counselling are offered to people with Achondroplasia who want to start a family; with recent advances in Assisted Reproductive Therapies it has become possible to select “healthy” embryos for implantation....
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Eustachian tube, achondroplasia, Achondroplasia Treatment