Connective Tissue Disorders

Connective Tissue Disorder Care and Research for Children and Young Adults


The Connective Tissue Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s provides expert diagnosis and management for children and young adults with connective tissue disorders, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and joint hypermobility syndrome.

Our team includes a pediatrician, an advanced practice registered nurse, genetic counselors and a registered nurse. They clinically evaluate, diagnose and make recommendations and referrals to other specialties as needed. Our team cared for 984 patients in 1,034 visits last year, making us one of the largest connective tissue clinics in the nation. 

Signs of a connective tissue disorder can vary greatly from one individual to another, making diagnosis difficult.  We are unique because our clinic is involved in the diagnosis and management of connective tissue disorders as well as research to find better ways to help our patients.

Patient Requirements

See age, referral and geographic requirements.

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What to Expect

We guide you through what to expect before, during and after your appointment in the Connective Tissue Clinic.

About Ehlers-Danlos

Learn more about Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, including the symptoms, various types and available treatments.

Other Clinical Services

The Connective Tissue Clinic is part of the Division of Human Genetics at Cincinnati Children’s. Learn more.