Pediatric skeletal dysplasias and abnormalities affect the way a fetus’ (unborn child) bones and joints develop.
Pediatric skeletal dysplasias and abnormalities affect a fetus’ bones and joints. In some cases, the bones may be abnormally shaped, or too long or too short compared to the rest of the body.
There are over 400 different types of pediatric skeletal dysplasias and abnormalities. The condition usually affects the bones in the head, spine, arms and legs.
The most common types of problems include:
Pediatric skeletal dysplasia’s and abnormalities are most often caused by a genetic disorder. They may also occur due to exposure to toxic substances during pregnancy.
Symptoms of pediatric skeletal dysplasias may include: