Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville

 
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Working together with our partners at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, our pediatric orthopedists at Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville, see children with all types of skeletal dysplasia.

The Skeletal Dysplasia Appointment Process

Your child’s initial visit for skeletal dysplasia usually begins with a diagnostic visit through our Department of Orthopedics. These visits are quite comprehensive and can take 1-2 hours to complete.

During the visit we’ll:
  • obtain a thorough medical history and a three-generation family medical history
  • review your child’s old medical records and previously obtained X-rays
  • perform a physical examination, including detailed body measurements
  • assess ranges of joint motions (how much each joint can move) and the relative length of the limb segments

To make a specific skeletal dysplasia diagnosis in an individual child, we look at all of the data we gather as a whole. But some skeletal dysplasias can take time to diagnose, so we may need to do another comprehensive evaluation.

Whatever kind of skeletal dysplasia diagnosis your family is facing, we treat every child as we would our own — your child, our promise.