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Myelomeningocele Care Center

The Myelomeningocele Care Center at the Children's Hospital of Michigan is the only program of its kind in metropolitan Detroit. It has provided multidisciplinary care to children with spina bifida, spinal cord birth defects, spinal cord injuries, spinal cord tumors and infections for more than 30 years. The center offers a one-stop medical care solution for children with multiple neurosurgical, urologic, orthopedic and rehabilitative health-related issues.

Additional clinic support services include nutrition, nursing, wound,ostomy,continence nursing, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation and social work. Myelomeningocele Care Center staff take a family-centered care approach to treatment, because family has the greatest influence on child health and development. A family-centered discussion of the child takes place during annual multidisciplinary evaluations. 

The center hosts an annual conference on spina bifida for children, families, care givers, and health professionals.

For further information or to schedule an appointment call (313) 745-KIDS or toll-free at (888) 362-2500.