Cartilage Hair Hypoplasia

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 cartilage hair hypoplasia (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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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 children with all types of skeletal dysplasia.

The Skeletal Dysplasia Appointment Process

Your child’s initial visit for skeletal dysplasia 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 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

To make a specific skeletal dysplasia diagnosis in an individual child, we look at all of the data we gather as a whole. But some skeletal dysplasias can take time to diagnose, so we may need to do another comprehensive evaluation.

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