How do I find a center of excellence for achondroplasia?
The Little People of America website offers information on clinics that specialize in skeletal dysplasias, the broad category of bone issues and dwarfism that achondroplasia falls in, across the United States. It also provides some information about clinics in Canada and Europe.
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What specialist doctors should I see with achondroplasia?
Which specialists a person with achondroplasia should see will vary from person to person, and will depend on a person's particular symptoms. At the minimum, consultation with a geneticist, an orthopedist, and a neurologist can help determine what other referrals are recommended. If possible, visiting a clinic that specializes in skeletal dysplasias such as achondroplasia can help to assure that you are receiving the highest quality of care. To view more information about recommendations about which medical specialists and individual with achondroplasia might see, and how frequently, review the Gene Facts regarding management of achondroplasia.