FC: Achondroplasia | A disorder of bone growth that causes the most common type of dwarfism
1: Achondroplasia literally means "without cartilage formation" ... this is a misnomer because this condition actually keeps cartilage from becoming bone or "ossifying."
2: There is 50% chance of acquiring this genetic mutation if your parents carry the gene.
4: This condition affects 1 in 25,000 Worlwide
5: These guys are one in a million!
7: A characteristic of Achondroplasia is disproportionately short limbs.
9: Life Expectancy | On average patients who suffer from Achondroplasia can expect to live a normal life span