Norton Children’s Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Clinic

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of connective tissue disorders that affect every organ system. They are genetic disorders, and most patients have a strong family history of hypermobility (joints have a wider range of motion than normal), joint dislocation and skin fragility (skin can be damaged easily).

There are several types of EDS. The most common type is called hypermobile EDS. Most types of EDS are diagnosed using genetic testing.

What We Do

Many patients with EDS have significant medical and behavioral needs. Successful treatment means seeing many health care providers from various specialties, including orthopedics, rheumatology, psychology, psychiatry and physical therapy.

The Norton Children’s Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Clinic improves access to health care by minimizing trips to and from multiple providers and creating a medical home for EDS patients.

Treatment

We offer a holistic approach to treatment, including use of physical and occupational therapies; orthotics; and pain relief regimens, while also ensuring that cardiac, nutritional, gastrointestinal and orthopedic complications are monitored and managed. We also provide a space where concerns can be raised without fear of judgment.

Specialties Available at the Clinic

The clinic is staffed with board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists with experience in treating children with EDS. These include:

  • Pediatric orthopedic surgeons
  • Pediatric rheumatologists
  • Behavioral and mental health providers
  • Pediatric rehabilitation providers

Location

The clinic is located at Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville
Norton Medical Plaza 1 – St. Matthews, Suite 6F
3999 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, Kentucky
(502) 394-5678

Spina bifida challenges suit spine surgeon with engineering background

Rolando M. Puno, M.D., spine specialist with the Norton Children’s Spina Bifida Clinic and Norton Leatherman Spine, likes solving difficult challenges. Patients from around the world have come to Dr. Puno for surgery and treatment […]

Read Full Story

Pediatric gynecologist lends expertise at spina bifida clinic

As a medical student, Kimberly S. Huhmann, M.D., was interested in both pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. It was during her residency that Dr. Huhmann started considering combining her interests as a pediatric and adolescent gynecology specialist. […]

Read Full Story

Giving spina bifida families the care they need

Ian S. Mutchnick, M.D., is on a mission to help spina bifida patients and their families navigate this complex health condition with ease. “I feel honored to be able to help families with what is […]

Read Full Story

Facts about spina bifida every parent should know

October is National Spina Bifida Awareness Month. Spina bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the U.S. The condition affects 1,500 children each year. What do you know about the condition? Learn […]

Read Full Story

Spina Bifida Clinic recognized for its efforts

For its innovative and continued dedication to patients with spina bifida, Norton Medical Group recently received the Spina Bifida Service Award from the Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky. Dennis Peppas, M.D., medical director, Norton Children’s […]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

Spina bifida challenges suit spine surgeon with engineering background

Rolando M. Puno, M.D., spine specialist with the Norton Children’s Spina Bifida Clinic and Norton Leatherman Spine, likes solving difficult challenges. Patients from around the world have come to Dr. Puno for surgery and treatment […]

Read Full Story

Pediatric gynecologist lends expertise at spina bifida clinic

As a medical student, Kimberly S. Huhmann, M.D., was interested in both pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. It was during her residency that Dr. Huhmann started considering combining her interests as a pediatric and adolescent gynecology specialist. […]

Read Full Story

Giving spina bifida families the care they need

Ian S. Mutchnick, M.D., is on a mission to help spina bifida patients and their families navigate this complex health condition with ease. “I feel honored to be able to help families with what is […]

Read Full Story

Facts about spina bifida every parent should know

October is National Spina Bifida Awareness Month. Spina bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the U.S. The condition affects 1,500 children each year. What do you know about the condition? Learn […]

Read Full Story

Spina Bifida Clinic recognized for its efforts

For its innovative and continued dedication to patients with spina bifida, Norton Medical Group recently received the Spina Bifida Service Award from the Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky. Dennis Peppas, M.D., medical director, Norton Children’s […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.