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Nemours Children's is world-renowned for diagnosing and treating skeletal dysplasias, including Ellis-Van Creveld syndrome. It’s also sometimes called “chondroectodermal dysplasia” because it involves the skin, hair and nails, as well as differences in the cartilage and bones. If your baby has Ellis-Van Creveld syndrome, or you’re an expectant parent and need to get a diagnosis, we’re here to help. Our Nemours experts have the experience and training to answer your questions, ease your concerns, and build a coordinated long-term care team to give your child the best possible chance for a healthy future.

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Why Choose Us

Nemours has been recognized for delivering advanced pediatric orthopedic care since 1940. Families from all over the world travel to see our skeletal dysplasia experts. Our genetics doctors have the experience and training to diagnose even the rarest types of skeletal dysplasia, like Ellis-Van Creveld dysplasia. Once we’ve identified your child’s condition, our care teams work together to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your family’s needs.

Treatment is led by our world-renowned pediatric orthopedic experts, including Dr. William Mackenzie. Since skeletal dysplasia can evolve and change with time, Nemours has established one of the world’s top pediatric imaging programs to track and measure changes to children’s bodies.

Our care navigators coordinate appointments since most kids need to see different specialists, and some may need multiple surgeries. We also help kids with Ellis-Van Creveld dysplasia achieve the highest possible function and quality of life through access to Nemours experts, clinical programs and support services, including:

  • Clinical trials research opportunities
  • Support services and community resources

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