Diastrophic Dysplasia

Nemours is world-renowned for skeletal dysplasia diagnosis and treatment. We strive to maximize children’s mobility, correct deformity, and prevent future complications. If your child’s been diagnosed with diastrophic dysplasia (a type of skeletal dysplasia), we’re here to ease your concerns, answer your questions, and give your child the best possible chance for a healthy future.

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Orlando

Nemours Children's Clinic, Orlando

1717 S. Orange Ave., Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32806
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For Appointments: (407) 650-7715

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families

Your child’s initial visit usually begins with a diagnostic visit through our Medical Genetics division. These visits are quite comprehensive and can take 1-2 hours to complete.

During the visit we’ll:
  • obtain a thorough medical history and a three-generation family medical history
  • review your child’s old medical records and previously obtained X-rays
  • perform a physical examination, including detailed body measurements
  • assess ranges of joint motions (how much each joint can move) and the relative length of the limb segments

Depending upon this evaluation, we may need to do some additional forms of testing.

Through the Medical Genetics clinic, we follow our patients at approximately six-month intervals until 6 years old. Then visits are typically spaced yearly.

Whatever kind of skeletal dysplasia diagnosis your family is facing, we treat every child as we would our own — your child, our promise.