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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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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10