my boys 2012

my boys 2012
Coleman is 6 Carter is 7

What is hypochondroplasia?

Hypochondroplasia is a form of short-limbed dwarfism. This condition affects the conversion of cartilage into bone (a process called ossification), particularly in the long bones of the arms and legs. Hypochondroplasia is similar to another skeletal disorder called achondroplasia, but the features tend to be milder.

All people with hypochondroplasia have short stature. The adult height for men with this condition ranges from 138 centimeters to 165 centimeters (4 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 5 inches). The height range for adult women is 128 centimeters to 151 centimeters (4 feet, 2 inches to 4 feet, 11 inches).

People with hypochondroplasia have short arms and legs and broad, short hands and feet. Other characteristic features include a large head, limited range of motion at the elbows, a sway of the lower back (lordosis), and bowed legs. These signs are generally less pronounced than those seen with achondroplasia and may not be noticeable until early or middle childhood. Some studies have reported that a small percentage of people with hypochondroplasia have mild to moderate intellectual disability or learning problems, but other studies have produced conflicting results.

Me and Carter and Coleman

Me and Carter and Coleman
easter 2011

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Carter 5yrs /Coleman 3yrs

Carter 5yrs /Coleman 3yrs

Saturday, February 25, 2012

3ft. 3in

Coleman is 5 1/2 years old
Height is 99.5cm (3ft,3in)
Wingspan is 37.5 in
Leg Length's are 15 in and 15.5 in
growth total this year 2.5 in
Total growth is 7.5 in in two years since growth hormone shots

We went to Children's Specialty Hospital on Thursday to get his measurements and his blood work. We don't have the blood work in yet but he is doing great. our doctor said that she has had other Hypochondroplasia kids try to get the GH shots but all were denied. I know we are lucky to gt this opportunity and wish there was something we could do for others. Ill keep you posted.


  1. hi there,

    not posted here before, but i'm at my wits end. having real trouble getting health professionals to take my eldest son, Morgan's low height seriously. he will be 7 in a month and half and is 3'5" (41"). Well off the bottom of the percentile charts.
    He's had bone age x-rays. they came out low, but they won't tell me how low, and they just say that the reduced bone age means he has time to grow.
    His legs and arms are proportionally short and a lot of what you have said about Coleman, rings very true about Morgan, to the point where his little sister (nearly three) just walked up to me and pointed at a picture of Coleman and said, "look mummy, Morgan".
    Morgan and his little brother (4) wear the same trousers.
    i don't know exactly why i am posting here, but i'm struggling a bit. it's a testing time and i just need a bit of strength, thanks for reading!


  2. Hi,
    Great results and I am glad you got approved for the shots again... 7.5 inches in 2 years is a lot of growth!!!!!!!!!



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