Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia, Skeletal Dysplasia

Skip Navigation
Back to top

Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia


Internationally Recognized Treatment for MED


Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED) is a disorder of bone and cartilage development that results in small irregular epiphyses (ends of long bones that are next to the joints). It usually isn’t diagnosed until a child is at least two years old and starts to feel pain in the joints like arthritis. Nemours is world-renowned for diagnosing and treating skeletal dysplasias, including MED. Our world-renowned experts have the experience to diagnose and identify symptoms caused by multiple epiphyseal dysplasia. We’re here to answer your questions and build a personalized care plan to relieve symptoms and help your child live life to the fullest.

Learn More About Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia »

Services We Offer for Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia

Services We Offer for Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia


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

Why Choose Us for Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia and Care

Why Choose Us for Multiple Epiphyseal 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 multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED). 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 MED 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 Multiple Epiphyseal 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 multiple epiphyseal dysplasia at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.) and select Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations.

duPont Hospital for Children 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 multiple epiphyseal dysplasia at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.

We offer complete care for children with multiple epiphyseal dysplasia at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, 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 multiple epiphyseal 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

Patient Stories


Sometimes the best support and peace of mind comes from families who’ve been there. Meet some of the inspiring kids we’ve been honored to treat.

See Patient Stories »

specialty care online icon

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.

Learn More »

research icon

Research & Clinical Trials

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

kidshealth icon

KidsHealth Library

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