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Conditions

Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.

Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is the most common type of dwarfism, in which the child's arms and legs are short in proportion to body length.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle-bone disease, is a genetic (inherited) disorder characterized by bones that break easily without a specific cause.

Bowlegs

Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for bowlegs, an outward curvature of the legs.

Intoeing

Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for intoeing, or pigeon toes, a disorder causing feet to turn inward.

Skeletal Dysplasias

Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for skeletal dysplasia, a bone disorder that causes dwarfism.