Archive for category: Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions and Treatments

Hip Dysplasia

What is Hip Dysplasia? Hip dysplasia or DDH (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip) is a condition when the hip joint does not develop properly in infants and young children. The problem may be in the socket, the head of the femur, or both; eventually leading to mechanical instability of the hip joint. It can involve […]

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Clubfoot

Understanding Clubfoot   WHAT IS CLUBFOOT?             Clubfoot is a common birth defect that affects one in one thousand babies. At birth, one or both feet are twisted inward and pointing down.  This is not painful, and can be corrected during the early stages of child growth and development.             Tendons are tissues that […]

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Holding Your Child to Avoid Back Injury

When the bouncing bundle of joy arrives home for the first time, the last thing that new mothers are thinking is back pain. Often times the joy of being included in the world of natal care overbears listless concepts like back injury. But, of course, every mother has her “wall,” and with each “wall” comes […]

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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition of the hip caused by a fracture through the physis of the proximal femur. It affects primarily adolescent males and is closely associated with obesity. With the recent rise in childhood obesity rates, the incidence of SCFE has risen dramatically as well. Prompt recognition and treatment of […]

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Nursemaid’s Elbow

Nursemaid’s elbow is one of the most common orthopedic injuries seen in children between the ages of 1-3 years. It is not, as some think, a dislocation of the elbow, or rather a slip of one of the ligaments in the elbow over a bone.  This occurs because children’s ligaments are loose and the bones are […]

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Back to School… Back to Carrying a Heavy Backpack

Avoid buying one-shoulder backpacks for your child. Single strap backpacks force all of the weight onto one shoulder. This causes your child to unnaturally bend to one side in order to evenly distribute the weight. Consequently, your child will develop lower back problems. Choose a backpack with padded, wide straps. Thin straps will dig into […]

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Summer Camp and Activities Safety

Summer Camp and Activities Safety Participating in sports is socially and physically beneficial for your child, while running the risk of sports-related injuries, the most common of which are musculoskeletal problems. As our children score and have fun on the field, we as parents should be aware of sprains and strains, growth plate injuries, and […]

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