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Hypochondroplasia is characterized by short stature and disproportionate features present, and in some cases, able to be diagnosed in children. Diagnosis in toddlers is difficult and is not recommended.
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Hypochondroplasia is an autosomal dominant disorder with clinical features and radiographic findings similar to those associated with achondroplasia, but to a milder degree. The diagnosis is rarely apparent before age 2 years and typically results from investigation of short stature. Musculoskeletal problems that present for management in hypochondroplasia include lumbar spinal stenosis, genu varum, and short stature.¹
¹R. Vaccaro MD, Alexander. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update. Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005.