Orthopedics is the medical specialty that studies and treats bones. Some children are born with bone problems. Others develop problems from injuries or infections. Exams and tests can help doctors find the problem. The treatment for a bone problem may include a medicine or surgery.

Topics on children's bones include:

  • amputation
  • cast
  • club feet
  • developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
  • fractures
  • orthotics and prosthetics
  • scoliosis

Visit these websites for more information:

AAOS - Your Orthopaedic Connection - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

AAOS Online Service Fact Sheet Fractures - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Common Childhood Orthopedic Conditions - Kids Health for Parents, The Nemours Foundation

Problems with Legs and Feet - Kids Health, The Nemours Foundation

Scoliosis Information and Support - National Scoliosis Foundation

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