Orthopedics

Orthopedics

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

More information

Broken Ankle - English | Spanish

Broken Arm or Leg - English | Spanish

Broken Collarbone - English | Spanish

Broken Elbow - English | Spanish

Broken Finger - English | Spanish

Broken Foot - English | Spanish

Broken Forearm - English | Spanish

Broken Hand - English | Spanish

Broken Scaphoid - English | Spanish

Broken Toe - English | Spanish

Broken Wrist - English | Spanish

Cast Care - English | Spanish

Core Strength Exercises (Phase One) - English | Spanish

Clubfoot - English | Spanish

Clubfoot Correction: Brace Care - English | Spanish

Clubfoot Correction: Cast Care - English | Spanish

More Information About Clubfoot - English

Neck Exercises - English | Spanish

Plantar Fasciitis - English | Spanish

Shoulder Blade Exercises - English | Spanish

Shoulder Range of Motion Exercises - English | Spanish

Shoulder Strength Exercises - English | Spanish

Spica Cast Care - English | Spanish

Splint Care - English | Spanish

Sprains and Strains - English | Spanish

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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