Medical Information

There are over 400 medical conditions that cause dwarfism. You can access background information on the most common restricted growth conditions using the links on the right hand side of this page. If your condition isn't included in this list, then please contact the RGA Office for more information.

If you are a doctor, or any medical professional treating an individual with restricted growth, and you would like to find out more information about any of the conditions mentioned on this site, then please contact the RGA's medical advisers at

Dr Will Christian is one of the RGA's expert medical advisors.  A paediatric emergency consultant at University Hospital Bristol, Dr Christian talks about what restricted growth, or Dwarfism, is and provides advice on how to access medical services. He also discusses how his achondroplasia affected him growing up.