True or false: The growth plate most often fractured is in the ankle? Learn the answers to important questions about the growth plate by taking this quiz.
Scoliosis can affect more than one family member. Any child with a parent or sibling who has scoliosis should be screened by a doctor, advises the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
ClubfootDetailed information on clubfoot, including causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and cast care
Congenital Hand DeformitiesWhen 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.
Congenital Limb DefectsCongenital 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.
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)Detailed information on developmental dysplasia of the hip, including causes, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and cast care
Metatarsus AdductusMetatarsus adductus is a common foot deformity noted at birth that causes the front half of the foot, or forefoot, to turn inward.
Muscular DystrophyMuscular dystrophy causes the muscles in the body to become very weak. The muscles break down and are replaced with fatty deposits over time.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta in ChildrenOsteogenesis imperfecta is also known as brittle-bone disease because it is characterized by bones that break easily without a specific cause.
Femoral AnteversionFemoral anteversion is an inward twisting of the thigh bone. It is typically detected when a child is 4 to 6 years old.
KyphosisKyphosis is a forward curvature of the spine. It is a type of spinal deformity and should not be confused with poor posture.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes DiseaseThis disease is a temporary condition that causes the hip joint to become painful and stiff.
LordosisA spine affected by lordosis has a curve in the vertebrae in the lower back area, giving the child a "swayback" appearance.
Nursemaid's ElbowNursemaid'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.
Osgood-Schlatter DiseaseOsgood-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 ChildrenDetailed information on scoliosis, including types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Tibial TorsionTibial torsion causes a child's feet to turn inward, or to have what is also known as a "pigeon-toed" appearance.