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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
What is Osgood-Schlatter disease?
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common cause of knee pain in children and can typically be treated without surgery.
What you should know about children and scoliosis
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Scoliosis patient returns to gymnastics after surgery
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Trauma surgeon saves child’s feet from amputation
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After living life “pigeon toed” child finds freedom
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