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Achondroplasia - How to prevent?

Achondroplasia - Preparing for surgery

Achondroplasia - Post-surgery care

Achondroplasia - Other Information

How likely will I have another child with achondroplasia if neither my spouse nor I have it?

In 80% of cases, achondroplasia is the result of a spontaneous change in the genetic material of the sperm or egg at conception, in families with no previous history of the condition.

In such cases, the risk of having another child with achondroplasia is low (<1%). However, increasing paternal age has been reported to be a contributing risk factor.

Achondroplasia is a lifelong condition. Should you require financial assistance or emotional support, please approach your doctor for referral to a medical social worker.

​Support Group

Little People of America
Little People of America (LPA) supports people of short stature and their families, across the United States and internationally.

MAGIC Foundation
The MAGIC Foundation provides support for families of children whose growth is affected for a variety of reasons.

Club Rainbow Singapore
Club Rainbow Singapore supports and empowers children with chronic illnesses and their families by providing relevant compassionate services in their journey.
Tel: 6377 1789

Download the Achondroplasia brochure.

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth