Ellis-Van Creveld 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 Ellis-Van Crevald 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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Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Orlando
Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Orlando

1717 S. Orange Ave.
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 for skeletal dysplasia 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

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.

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.