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Skeletal Dysplasia

Skeletal dysplasias are a group of genetic disorders characterized by short stature and frequently associated with a range of orthopaedic problems. Many children with skeletal dysplasias have a variety of medical and social concerns that cannot adequately be addressed by single visits with a pediatrician or internist. To meet their more complex needs, these children require ongoing coordinated treatment by specialists in the field. For this reason, the Missouri Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic at MU Children's Hospital offers patients a unique opportunity to have a comprehensive assessment performed by a variety of specialists.

Our multidisciplinary approach provides a forum for diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Most patients who attend the Missouri Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic will be seen on a regular basis, depending on individual needs.

Children are seen by health-care providers from a variety of disciplines, such as genetics, orthopaedics, radiology, nutrition, nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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