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Diagnosed with skeletal dysplasia

Why has my child been referred to the metabolic bone disease team?

When a child is diagnosed with a skeletal dysplasia, they will be referred to a team of specialists within a hospital who will help you to understand more about your child’s condition.

Our team includes:

  • a consultant specialising in children’s bone diseases
  • orthopaedic surgeons
  • geneticists
  • clinical nurse specialists
  • occupational therapists
  • physiotherapists

We also work with other multidisciplinary team members in the hospital such as dieticians, social workers and psychologists.

Our aim is to support children and their families with their diagnosis and what this will mean for them as they mature.

How can you help our family?

Our specialist outpatient clinics will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your child’s condition. These may be about your child’s development, mobility, school or any other issues that you may wish to raise.

Our clinics are often multidisciplinary. This means that you will be able to meet many different specialists who can offer any necessary advice and support within the clinic. We often have:

  • medical consultant
  • specialist occupational therapist
  • specialist physiotherapist

Due to some of the problems that children with skeletal dysplasias can have, they may need to be seen by other specialists outside the multidisciplinary clinic. Such referrals can be made if needed.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the metabolic bone disease team on 0114 226 7890 or email Sheffield.boneteam@nhs.net

Occupational Therapists: Jill Birch, Kieran Murphy, Nicola Holland

Physiotherapists: Claire Hill, Davina Ford, Caroline Marr

Nursing: Gemma Greenacre, Liz Lee, Clare Crossland, Becky Dhillon

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

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