Recognizing and treating limb length discrepancy

Recognizing and treating limb length discrepancy

A difference between the lengths of the arms or legs is referred to as limb length discrepancy. Treatment depends on the length of the discrepancy, the child’s age and the cause.

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Muscular dystrophy: Symptoms, causes and treatment

Muscular dystrophy: Symptoms, causes and treatment

Muscular dystrophy causes muscle weakness and loss. Learn about the first signs of muscular dystrophy, the treatment options and types.

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Lawn mower accident brings 3-year-old to trauma doctor

Lawn mower accident brings 3-year-old to trauma doctor

After Kelden fell off a riding lawnmower and was swept under with his foot, his parents desperately searched for an alternative to amputation.

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Children and orthopedic injuries

Children and orthopedic injuries

OrthoIndy pediatric orthopedics specialist explains what you need to know about children and orthopedic injuries.

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Does my child have developmental dysplasia of the hip?

Does my child have developmental dysplasia of the hip?

Immediate treatment is necessary in babies and children with developmental dysplasia of the hip. The ball is loose in the hip joint socket and may be easy to dislocate.

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What is Perthes disease?

What is Perthes disease?

The cause of Perthes disease is not know; however most cases can be treated nonsurgically depending on your child’s symptoms.

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Taking care of your child’s cast at home

Taking care of your child’s cast at home

Keep your child’s cast clean and dry by following a few guidelines for caring for your child’s cast.

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What is cerebral palsy and can an orthopedic doctor help?

What is cerebral palsy and can an orthopedic doctor help?

Orthopedic surgeons can help children with cerebral palsy by treating problems with bones, muscles, tendons, nerves or joints.

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What is sever’s disease?

What is sever’s disease?

Children with Sever’s disease usually have symptoms go away on their own within two weeks to two months; however, there are treatment options to relieve pain.

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What is the difference between a strain and a sprain?

What is the difference between a strain and a sprain?

Although there is a difference between a strain and a sprain treatment is usually R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression and elevation).

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What is toxic synovitis in kids?

What is toxic synovitis in kids?

Toxic synovitis is a temporary inflammation of the hip, which can cause limping, and pain in a child’s hip and leg.

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What is Osgood-Schlatter disease?

What is Osgood-Schlatter disease?

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common cause of knee pain in children and can typically be treated without surgery.

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