Posted by: Walter Samora, MD on May 08, 2023

Scoliosis is defined as curvature in the spine greater than 10 degrees. Scoliosis is a relatively common condition that causes the spine to curve and rotate into a C or S shape instead of a straight line.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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What is a Physician Assistant and Why Are They Treating My Child?

Mar 12, 2019

When your child has to spend time at the hospital, you will meet many health care professionals. Physician assistants (PAs) are one of the many medical providers that may care for your child during their time at the hospital. Read More


What is Clubfoot and How Is It Treated?

Dec 17, 2018

Clubfoot is one of the most common birth defects. It affects one or two in every 1,000 babies born. If your child has clubfoot, don’t stress — it is a relatively easy congenital condition to treat. Read More

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Broken Bones 101

Aug 23, 2018

Whether you have toddlers or teens, you are familiar with the fact that kids regularly test the law of gravity. So you probably won’t be surprised to hear that broken bones are the number one injury we see in the emergency room.  Read More

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Broken Fingers: Why They Need Special Treatment and Care

Jul 31, 2018

Find out why a finger fracture is unique, tips for adjusting and why your child always needs care for a swollen, injured finger. Read More

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Bone Fractures in Children: When Should Parents Be Concerned?

Apr 04, 2018

Most childhood fractures are not cause for concern, but some may need to be fixed by an orthopedic specialist to improve bone alignment. Read More

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Hip Dysplasia in Children: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Aug 10, 2017

For parents, a diagnosis of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) brings a wide range of emotions and responses. Parents want to understand not only the condition, but what the future holds for their child after diagnosis. Read More

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Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction: Managing Leg Discrepancy

Jul 06, 2017

There are many different reasons for leg length discrepancy, but there are essentially two main causes: being born with a condition that causes one leg to grow slower than the other or an incident that affects the length of the bone or affects the growth center of the bone. Read More

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Physical Therapy for an ACL Injury

May 29, 2017

In the eyes of many young athletes, no situation can be more hopeless than a knee injury that requires surgical repair. It may feel career-ending to some athletes, even those who have multiple sports seasons left on the horizon. Luckily, in most cases, this does not have to be the case. Read More