What We Treat

Our multidisciplinary, pediatric-trained team is familiar with all kinds of genetic skeletal disorders—conditions that affect the body’s bones and joints, such as those in our arms, legs and back.

The effects of genetic skeletal disorders on bones and joints can vary greatly. There are hundreds of different types of genetic skeletal disorders, affecting different bones and joints in different ways. Some disorders are more severe than others. Examples include:

  • All forms of dwarfism not related to hormonal causes
  • Limb deficiencies or defects
  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • Neuromuscular disorders with skeletal problems
  • Non-rheumatologic cartilage diseases
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease)
  • Skeletal dysplasias with increased or decreased bone density
  • Skeletal dysplasias with limb abnormalities

The clinic also cares for children with disorders of the muscular and nervous systems, such as:

  • Arthrogryposis
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

Services We Offer

The clinic offers diagnosis of skeletal disorders and a wide range treatment options. Depending on your child’s condition and needs, his treatment plan may include surgery, rehabilitation, prosthetics or orthotics, or other services. We also have a genetic counselor to help you and your child deal with the changes and challenges related to a skeletal disorder.

Our Unique Approach

Because we treat only children and teens, our team is familiar with how skeletal disorders affect young people and their families. We draw from specialties and resources across our system to offer comprehensive, coordinated care. Genetic counselors are on hand to offer support, information and other resources.

Your child’s visit

You will need a referral from your child’s doctor before making an appointment. When you have an appointment scheduled:

  • Fill out our online caregiver questionnaire so we can find out more about your child and his needs.
  • We will review your child’s medical records and your questionnaire, and contact you before the visit.
  • We may ask you to bring certain medical documents or have them sent by your child’s regular doctor.
  • Be sure to bring your child’s health insurance information.

Online caregiver questionnaire