For more than 25 years, the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic has provided multidisciplinary care for infants, children,and young adults with various forms of skeletal disorders in Washington, D.C.
There are more than 400 types of skeletal dysplasias, which affect bones and joints, and interfere with development. The more recognized forms include achondroplasia and other types of short stature, osteogenesis imperfecta, often referred to as brittle bone disease, and birth defects such as club foot or limb deficiencies.
Whether your child has a mild or more severe skeletal dysplasia, treatment requires the expertise of specialists from many disciplines who can make the initial diagnosis and provide appropriate care as the child grows. Specialists can often make a prenatal diagnosis so care planning can begin as soon as possible.
The Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic allows patients access to many specialty areas in a single clinic visit, including:
Conditions We Treat
Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
From sprains and strains to complex congenital conditions, Children’s National Hospital offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.