Growth Plate Fractures for Parents
Injuries to growth plates, which produce new bone tissue and determine the final length and shape of bones in adulthood, must be treated so that bones heal properly.
Overuse Injuries for Teens
Overuse (or repetitive stress) injuries happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, causing problems like swelling, pain, muscle strain, and tissue damage.
Stool Test: Bacteria Culture for Parents
A stool culture helps doctors determine if there's a bacterial infection in the intestines.
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) for Parents
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a shift at the upper part of the thighbone, or femur, that results in a weakened hip joint. Fortunately, when caught early, most cases of SCFE can be treated successfully.
Blount Disease for Teens
Blount disease is a growth disorder that affects the bones of the lower leg. It causes bowing of the leg below the knee, which gets worse if it's not treated.
Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) for Parents
IUGR is when a baby in the womb doesn't grow at the expected rate during the pregnancy. Women with IUGR should eat a healthy diet; get enough sleep; and avoid alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
Your Child's Checkup: 3 to 5 Days for Parents
Find out what this doctor's checkup will involve a few days after your baby is born.
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) for Teens
A good, stable connection at your hip joint is what lets you walk, run, make that jump shot, and shake it on the dance floor. But in some teens – particularly those who are obese – the hip joint is weakened by slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE).
Your Child's Checkup: 13 Years for Parents
Find out what this doctor's visit will involve when your teen is 13.
Your Child's Checkup: 14 Years for Parents
Find out what this doctor's visit will involve when your teen is 14.