Achondroplasia

Nemours is world-renowned for the diagnosis and treatment of achondroplasia and other skeletal dysplasias. We strive to maximize children’s mobility, correct deformity and prevent future complications. If your child has been diagnosed with achondroplasia (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.

Jacksonville

Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville

807 Children’s Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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For Appointments: (904) 697-3600

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
  • Patient Registration (PDF)
    English
Returning Patients
  • Release of Information (PDF)
    English | Spanish
  • Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
    English | Spanish
    Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
  • Patient Registration (PDF)
    English
Returning Patient Forms
  • Release of Information (PDF)
    English | Spanish
  • Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
    English | Spanish
    Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
Resources for Patients & Families

Working together with our partners at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, our pediatric orthopedists at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, see and provide treatment for children with achondroplasia.

The Achondroplasia Appointment Process

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

During your 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.

If you family is facing achondroplasia, remember that we treat every child as we would our own — your child, our promise.