Nemours Children's Health, Downtown Orlando

 
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Your child’s initial visit for skeletal dysplasia usually begins with a diagnostic visit through our Medical Genetics division. 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.

Through the Medical Genetics clinic, we follow our patients at approximately six-month intervals until 6 years old. Then visits are typically spaced yearly.

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