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Pediatric Orthopedic Topics

General pediatric orthopedic topics and problems, including scoliosis, knee pain, intoeing, outtoeing, bowed legs, hip pain, fractures and club feet.
  1. Pediatric Physical Thera...
  2. Scoliosis (9)
  3. Osgood-Schlatter Disease (5)

Growing Pains
Review the symptoms of growing pains and other causes of leg pain in young children.

Knee Problem Treatment Guide
Knee problems can have many causes and they can affect different parts of the knee. Learn how to recognize, prevent and treat common knee problems, including sprains and osgood-schlatter disease.

Knock Knees
Learn more about knock knees, or genu valgum, which is common in younger children.

Heel Pain and Sever's Disease
Learn more about Sever's disease, a common cause of heel pain in athletic children.

Rib Fractures
Review what may cause a baby to have rib fractures, including birth trauma, child abuse, rickets, osteogenesis imperfecta, and accidental injuries.

Anterior Knee Pain - Adam Health Encyclopedia
Anterior knee pain occurs at the front of the knee and is caused by softening of the cartilage or misalignment of the patellofemoral joint (where the kneecap connects with the thigh bone). Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of anterior knee pain.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury - Adam Health Encyclopedia
An anterior cruciate ligament injury is extreme stretching or tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ACL injuries.

Glossary of topics available from your Guide to Orthopedics, including baker's cyst, blount's disease, scoliosis, sever's disease and trigger fingers.

Cast Types and Cast Care Instructions
Learn about the different types of casts used to treat childhood orthopedic problems and how to care for them.

Children’s General Orthopaedic Program
Information on a variety of common musculoskeletal problems, including bowlegs, congenital limp defects, dislocated patella, fractures, gait abnormalities, hip fracture, knock knees, Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease, nursemaid's elbow, and sprains and strains.

Club Foot Club
General information about children with club foot, from a parents perspective.

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
American Academy of Pediatrics guideline on the early detection of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in newborns and infants.

Pediatric Orthopedics - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Parent education materials from the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children about common pediatric orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hip dysplasia, intoeing, outoeing, bowed legs, flat feet, and hand disorders.

Orthopedics Fact Sheets
Pediatric Orthopedic fact sheets for children from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Topics include anterior knee pain, back pain, congenital torticollis, developmental dislocation of the hip (DDH), elbow fractures, forearm fractures, Osgood Schlatter disease, and scoliosis.

Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
A comprehensive online textbook of orthopedics, including information about fractures, joints, muscles, nerves, trauma, medications, medical topics, and lab tests.

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