Microcephalic Osteodysplastic Primordial Dwarfism Type II

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Microcephalic Osteodysplastic Primordial Dwarfism Type II


Internationally Recognized Treatment for MOPDII


Microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II (MOPDII) is a disorder where growth delay happens at the earliest stages of a baby’s development in the womb. Unlike many other types of dwarfism, children with primordial dwarfism are born much smaller than average. Nemours is world renowned for diagnosing and treating skeletal dysplasias, including primordial dwarfism. We’re here to answer your questions, ease your concerns, and build a personalized care plan to help your child live life to the fullest.

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Services We Offer for MOPDII

Services We Offer for MOPDII


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

Why Choose Us for MOPDII Diagnosis and Care

Why Choose Us for MOPDII Diagnosis 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 care providers have the experience and training to diagnose even the rarest types of skeletal dysplasia, like microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II (MOPDII). 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 Dr. Michael Bober and Dr. William Mackenzie. Since skeletal dysplasias can evolve and change with time, so does your child’s treatment plan. We aim to guide your child to the right care, at the right time.

Since many kids who travel to Nemours need to see different specialists, our care navigators coordinate appointments to make our expertise as convenient as possible for families. We also help kids with MOPDII achieve the highest possible function and quality of life through access to Nemours experts, clinical programs and support services.

Regional Primordial Dwarfism 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 primordial dwarfism 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 primordial dwarfism at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.

We offer complete care for children with primordial dwarfism 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 primordial dwarfism 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.

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