Achondroplasia: Update on diagnosis, follow-up and treatment

An Pediatr (Engl Ed). 2022 Dec;97(6):423.e1-423.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.anpede.2022.10.004. Epub 2022 Nov 5.


Achondroplasia requieres multidisciplinary follow-up, with the aim of preventing and managing complications, improving the quality of life of people who suffer from it and favoring their independence and social inclusion. This review is justified by the multiple publications generated in recent years that have carried out a change in its management. Different guidelines and recommendations have been developed, among which the one made by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2005 recently updated (2020), the Japanese guide (2020), the first European Consensus (2021) and the International Consensus on the diagnosis, approach multidisciplinary approach and management of individuals with achondroplasia throughout life (2021). However, and despite these recommendations, there is currently a great worldwide variability in the management of people with achondroplasia, with medical, functional and psychosocial consequences in patients and their families. Therefore, it is essential to integrate these recommendations into daily clinical practice, taking into account the particular situation of each health system.

Keywords: Achondroplasia; Acondroplasia; Bone dysplasia; Displasia ósea.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Achondroplasia* / diagnosis
  • Achondroplasia* / therapy
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Quality of Life*
  • United States