Posted by: Sean Eing on Jun 11, 2019

Up to 40% of girls and as many as 50% of boys experience a broken bone during childhood. Here are four things you should know about casts and how to care for them.

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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

Scoliosis: Is the Curve in Your Child's Spine Normal?

Oct 19, 2016

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. Read More

Shoulder Injuries in Young Athletes

Aug 26, 2016

Shoulder injuries in young athletes are very common and can vary in cause and severity depending on each individual athlete’s training schedule and what sports they are playing. Read More