Metatropic Dysplasia, Skeletal Dysplasia

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Metatropic Dysplasia


Internationally Recognized Treatment for Skeletal Dysplasias Like Metatropic Dysplasia


Nemours 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 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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Services We Offer for Metatropic Dysplasia


Nemours offers a full range of care for newborns, kids and teens with metatropic dysplasia. Services vary by specialist and location, but may include:

Why Choose Us for Metatropic Dysplasia and Care


Nemours Children’s Health System 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 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 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 Morquio syndrome 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

Regional Metatropic Dysplasia Highlights

Services, programs, facilities and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

US News and World Report's Best Children's Hospital for Orthopedics

We offer complete care for children with metatropic dysplasia at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware (Wilmington, Del.) and select Nemours Children's Health locations.

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation for pediatric orthopedics and surgery by U.S. News and World Report .

We offer complete care for children with metatropic dysplasia at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.

We offer complete care for children with metatropic dysplasia at Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville and our hospital affiliates, Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic in Florida, with outpatient and follow-up appointments available at select Nemours locations.

Nemours orthopedic specialists provide the care and orthopedic surgery and hold dual physician leadership roles at Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s orthopedics team, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 best children’s hospitals in the nation for orthopedics.

We offer care for children with metatropic dysplasia at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola and our hospital affiliate, West Florida Healthcare, with outpatient and follow-up appointments also available at select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.

Patient Stories


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Scheduled Specialist Online Visits

Nemours now offers scheduled specialist appointments through live video chat. Ask your doctor if this is an option for your family.

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Research & Clinical Trials

At Nemours, we’re actively researching new approaches for childhood disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

KidsHealth Library

Learn more about your child’s medical condition from the experts at Nemours’ KidsHealth.