Ear differences such as prominent ears, small/underdeveloped ears and skin tags can cause worry and distress. As a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I often hear questions from parents related to hearing and surgery – here are some of the common ones.
Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is a serious condition that affects the nervous system, causing weakness and paralysis in muscles.
Thankfully, new treatments are being studied as doctors and scientists are learning more about AFM.
As a hand surgeon who works specifically on kid-specific hand and arm issues, I get the chance to build a more functional thumb that they can use for the rest of their lives.
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A hemangioma is a benign tumor of blood vessels. It usually appears around 2-4 weeks of age as a small red-pink patch. It then grows rapidly for 5-6 months and continues to grow slowly until 1 year of age. Read More
While teasing and bullying are concerns for all parents, children with craniofacial conditions may be especially vulnerable because of the visibility of their facial appearance differences and speech or learning. Learn about some practical strategies that parents can use to support their child’s confidence in social situations and help manage teasing and bullying. Read More
Each year during the delivery process, about one out of 1,000 babies sustain injury to a network of nerves in their neck called the brachial plexus. Here are the most common questions the experts at our Brachial Plexus Program hear from parents. Read More
Cleft lip and/or palate is the most common birth defect in the United States, affecting one of every 700 babies born, which means, on average, 16 babies are born every day in this country with a cleft. Read More
eeding a newborn baby is one of the first joys, or potential challenges, when welcoming a new bundle of joy into the family. For infants with cleft lip and/or palate, feeding is often a significant hurdle to overcome. Read More