Short limb skeletal dysplasia

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 21 Jun 2021

Short limb skeletal dysplasias are skeletal dysplasias which are characterized by limb shortening


Rhizomelic (proximal limb shortening)
Mesomelic (middle segment limb shortening)
Acromesomelic (middle and distal segment limb shortening)
Acromelic (distal segment shortening)

See also

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: achondroplasia
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  • Case 2: achondroplasia
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