Frequently Asked Questions
What types of conditions do the doctors provide care for in the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic?
We care for a wide variety of patients with conditions that affect the bones in some way. Some common examples are achondroplasia, osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), and storage conditions.
What if my child does not have a specific diagnosis?
In many cases, a child may be referred to the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic because a parent or doctor is concerned that he or she may have a condition involving the bones. Reasons why a child may be referred to us include multiple fractures, high or low bone density, abnormal appearance to a bone on x-ray, and short stature.
What can I expect at the first visit?
During your first visit, your child will be evaluated by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists. A comprehensive medical and family history will be taken in order to create a care plan specific to the patient’s needs. Tests, including x-rays or blood work, may be required in some cases.
Will the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic communicate with my child's pediatrician?
The team at the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic will work closely with your child’s primary care physician to ensure that any specialty care your child needs is properly integrated into their regular healthcare visits. We routinely send a summary of any visit to our clinic to the pediatrician to ensure close communication.