The Northern California Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic is a comprehensive center for the diagnosis and treatment of skeletal dysplasias, which is an umbrella term for a group of more than 200 rare genetic disorders of skeletal growth affecting bones and cartilage. Most of the skeletal dysplasias cause short stature or dwarfism and other bone deformities. These changes in bone structure can also impact other body systems. Pediatricians, neurosurgeons, neurologists, pediatric orthopedists, pediatric ophthalmologists, radiologists, geneticists, and pulmonologists who are experienced in multiple specialties focus on helping children with skeletal dysplasia, and work together to help you decide what the best treatment options are for your child. When you come to Children's Hospital Oakland you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your child is being cared for by pediatricians who are among the best in the country at what they do.