Our Approach To Achondroplasia in Children

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What Sets Us Apart

Doctors at NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital provide a full spectrum of services for babies and children with achondroplasia, the most common cause of dwarfism, or short stature. In addition to short stature, achondroplasia can lead to a variety of health challenges. 

Our specialists in orthopaedics, genetics, neurology, neurosurgery, physical and occupational therapy, diet and nutrition, and psychology consult with one another to ensure that each infant, child, and adult with achondroplasia gets the care needed for a healthy life.

Treatment at NYU Langone

At NYU Langone, treatment of children with achondroplasia is aimed at managing health challenges associated with the condition and improving quality of life. Treatments may be as simple as incorporating assistive devices or may include surgery to correct or prevent orthopaedic or neurological conditions.

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