Achondroplasia in Children

Doctors at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone 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.

VIDEO: Our experts care for children with everyday injuries and those who need long-term treatment for chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Our specialists in orthopedics, 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.

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