Congenital musculoskeletal and limb disorders can pose long-term challenges and cause life-threatening symptoms. Prenatal detection helps us identify the specific anomaly and the pathology of each condition and allows for early involvement from a multidisciplinary team.
At Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment, patients have access to some of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the world. Our orthopaedic specialists have a deep understanding of the correlation between prenatal diagnosis and postnatal severity. They collaborate with our fetal imaging and maternal-fetal medicine specialists, obstetricians, and geneticists to accurately diagnose congenital musculoskeletal conditions before birth and counsel families on prognosis and treatment options after birth.
Our orthopaedic team has experience treating even the rarest musculoskeletal conditions on a regular basis and has developed innovative techniques and devices for the treatment of many conditions. These specialists work closely with other specialists throughout our Hospital to provide comprehensive, family-centered care, often into adulthood.
Our Winter 2018 issue of In Utero Insider provides a detailed look at the resources and expertise we offer patients whose pregnancies present with congenital musculoskeletal anomalies.
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