Orthopedic Conditions and Children

Congenital and Hereditary Disorders

Metatarsus Adductus
Metatarsus adductus is a common foot deformity noted at birth that causes the front half of the foot, or forefoot, to turn inward.
Congenital Limb Defects
Congenital limb defects occur when a portion or the entire upper or lower limb fails to form normally when the baby is developing in the uterus.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta in Children
Osteogenesis imperfecta is also known as brittle-bone disease because it is characterized by bones that break easily without a specific cause.
Congenital Hand Deformities
When one of those precious little hands isn’t as perfectly formed as it should be, an early visit to a hand surgeon should be at the top of your agenda for your newborn.
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
Detailed information on developmental dysplasia of the hip, including causes, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and cast care
Clubfoot
Detailed information on clubfoot, including causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and cast care
Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy causes the muscles in the body to become very weak. The muscles break down and are replaced with fatty deposits over time.

Growth-Related Disorders

Nursemaid's Elbow
Nursemaid's elbow occurs when the radius—one of the bones in the forearm—slips out of place from where it normally attaches to the elbow joint.
Tibial Torsion
Tibial torsion causes a child's feet to turn inward, or to have what is also known as a "pigeon-toed" appearance.
Femoral Anteversion
Femoral anteversion is an inward twisting of the thigh bone. It is typically detected when a child is 4 to 6 years old.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease
This disease is a temporary condition that causes the hip joint to become painful and stiff.
Lordosis
A spine affected by lordosis has a curve in the vertebrae in the lower back area, giving the child a "swayback" appearance.
Kyphosis
Kyphosis is a forward curvature of the spine. It is a type of spinal deformity and should not be confused with poor posture.
Osgood-Schlatter Disease
Osgood-Schlatter disease is an overuse condition or injury of the knee that causes pain and swelling below the knee area over the shin bone.
Scoliosis in Children
Detailed information on scoliosis, including types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment