Skeletal dysplasias are a group of genetic disorders characterized by short stature. They are frequently associated with a range of orthopaedic problems.

Many children with skeletal dysplasia have a variety of medical and social concerns that cannot adequately be addressed by single visits with a pediatrician or internist. 

To meet your child’s more complex needs requires ongoing coordinated treatment by specialists in the field. For this reason, the Missouri Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic at University of Missouri Health Care Children’s Hospital offers children a unique opportunity to have a comprehensive assessment performed by a variety of specialists.

Our multidisciplinary approach provides a forum for diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Most children who attend the Missouri Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic are seen on a regular basis, depending on individual needs.

Types of skeletal dysplasia

The specialists at MU Health Care are experienced in treating many types, including: