How do we treat skeletal dysplasia?
There is no cure for skeletal dysplasia. However, we’ll create an individual treatment plan based on your child’s specific diagnosis and needs to help lessen their symptoms. Based on the type of skeletal dysplasia your child has, its severity and their individual needs, treatment may include:
- Reducing pain so your child is as comfortable as possible
- Using medicine to change or speed up bone growth
- Surgery to correct bone growth
- Watching your child’s growth to get a better idea about the best treatment
- Looking for vision, hearing and dental concerns
Why choose us for treatment of skeletal dysplasia?
At Children’s Colorado, we’re setting the standard for pediatric orthopedic care. We are one of only a few children’s hospital programs that provides care from before birth into adulthood from nationally recognized experts in the field of skeletal dysplasia care and research. Children with skeletal dysplasia receive all the care they need in our multidisciplinary care center, so you don’t have to travel to see many specialists. Our team provides a “medical home” for these rare conditions to add to the care provided by your pediatrician.
Our care is tailored to help your child where they are and get them to where they want to go. We specialize in caring for kids because our experts know how different they are from adults, especially for orthopedic care.
Our team’s advanced training and access to cutting edge pediatric research, imaging and technology means that we can diagnose and treat many types of skeletal dysplasia. Every patient, condition and treatment is different, and we work as a team to give the best care to your child.
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