Common Childhood Orthopedic Conditions for Parents
Flatfeet, toe walking, pigeon toes, bowlegs, and knock-knees. Lots of kids have these common orthopedic conditions, but are they medical problems that can and should be corrected?
Find out what the experts have to say.
Scheuermann's Kyphosis for Parents
Scheuermann's kyphosis is a condition affecting the upper back that makes it rounded so it looks hunched over.
Kyphosis for Teens
Your spine, or backbone, normally curves forward gently as it runs up your back. Sometimes, though, someone's back can be rounded too far forward, which is a condition known as kyphosis.
Congenital Kyphosis for Parents
Kyphosis is a rounding of the back that some children are born with. It makes the back look hunched over.
Clubfoot for Parents
Clubfoot is a birth defect that makes one or both of a baby's feet point down and turn in. Most clubfeet can be successfully corrected using the nonsurgical Ponseti method.
Spinal Fusion Surgery for Teens
A spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that's done to stabilize or straighten the bones in the back. It can help some teens with scoliosis.
Spinal Fusion Surgery for Parents
A spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that's done to stabilize or straighten the bones in the back. It can help kids and teens with scoliosis.
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip for Parents
Babies can be born with this hip problem or develop it soon after birth. Early treatment can help the hip joint grow normally.
Splints for Teens
A splint is a support device that keeps an injured area from moving. Doctors often use splints to hold bones and joints in place so they can heal after a fracture.