Neurofibromatosis: Symptoms, causes and treatment

Neurofibromatosis: Symptoms, causes and treatment

Neurofibromatosis affects the growth and development of nerve cell tissues, which can cause tumors to grow on nerves. Learn how neurofibromatosis in children is treated.

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What is Erbs palsy (brachial plexus birth palsy)?

What is Erbs palsy (brachial plexus birth palsy)?

Most commonly, Erb’s palsy is caused when an infant’s neck is stretched to the side during a difficult delivery. Learn about the symptoms of Erb’s palsy and how it’s diagnosed.

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Juvenile arthritis: Signs, types and treatment

Juvenile arthritis: Signs, types and treatment

What are the symptoms of juvenile arthritis and can juvenile arthritis go away? Learn this and more including how it’s diagnosed and treated.

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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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