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Skeletal dysplasia clinic

Skeletal dysplasia clinic

For children who are born with a complex medical condition, their family likely faces many challenges in caring for them. The staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City seeks to ease that burden for children with complex orthopaedic conditions. Our specialty clinics offer appointments with compassionate, multi-skilled healthcare professionals, all in one place on one day, dedicated to each child. 

Skeletal dysplasia, commonly called dwarfism, is an umbrella term for a group of hundreds of conditions affecting bone and cartilage growth. A child born with skeletal dysplasia will have abnormal differences in the size and shape of their legs, arms, trunk or skull. They may be short in stature. Additionally, they may also have arms and legs that are not in proportion with the rest of their body.

The skeletal dysplasia clinic at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City includes the following specialties: orthopaedics; neurology; neurosurgery; ear, nose and throat; genetics; respiratory therapy; social work; physical and occupational therapy and nutrition.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City offers a variety of multi-disciplinary clinics at the hospital throughout the year. The unique and personalized approach to patient care offers a one-stop shop for patients with complex medical issues.