Akron Children's Skeletal Dysplasia Center treats children and adults from throughout the Midwest and beyond who have bone and cartilage disorders affecting the growth and development of the skeleton. Read More...
Our center is staffed by orthopedic surgeons, geneticists, genetic counselors, nurses and a registered dietitian, who all have special training in diagnosing and treating Little People.
Our skeletal dysplasia team comes from a variety of healthcare areas and provides diagnostic and therapeutic services that include:
Genetic counseling is an important component of our center. When recessive genes are involved, parents of average stature are often surprised to learn their baby or child has a form of skeletal dysplasia. Depending on the genetic disorder, some siblings may be affected while others are not.
Our center was made possible through a generous donation from the Women's Board of Children's Hospital.
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