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Nemours Children's is world-renowned for diagnosing and treating skeletal dysplasias, including extremely rare disorders like metatropic dysplasia. The word “metatropic” comes from a Greek word that means "changing form." In medical terms, this dysplasia is one that progresses over time.

If your child has metatropic dysplasia, we’re here to help. Our 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 care providers have the experience and training to diagnose even the rarest types of skeletal dysplasia, like metatropic 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 skeletal dysplasia experts, including Michael Bober, MD, and William Mackenzie, MD. Since skeletal dysplasia can evolve and change with time, so does your treatment plan. We aim to guide your child to the right care at the right time.

Our care navigators coordinate appointments since most kids need to see different specialists. We also help kids with metatropic dysplasia achieve the highest possible function and quality of life through access to Nemours experts, clinical programs and support services.

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