What is Skeletal Dysplasia?
Skeletal dysplasia is an umbrella term for a group of medical conditions that affect bone development, neurological function and cartilage growth. Some more recognized forms of skeletal dysplasia are dwarfisms, Achondroplasia, and osteogenesis imperfecta. There are many different forms of skeletal dysplasia which can be present from birth, or be caused by a spontaneous genetic mutation and manifest slowly as the child grows. When bone development is affected by these conditions, it can cause abnormally shaped, or short bones in the head, spine, and long bones of the body (arms and legs).