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Parents, caregivers, and patients may need strong medical communities from day one

Achondroplasia results in multisystemic complications that require a multidisciplinary team familiar with best practices in its management. To ensure care coordination, it’s important for parents, caregivers, and patients to have a reliable expert at the centre of their care.1-5

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Primary specialists can help to coordinate a multidisciplinary approach to care

Because achondroplasia leads to foreseeable complications, setting the proper expectations for long-term management—including assembling an engaged care network—is essential. A multidisciplinary network of specialists can provide individualised recommendations to help mitigate the multisystemic complications of achondroplasia.1

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