Conditions We Treat
Center for Pediatric Orthopedics
From minor sports injuries to life-threatening illnesses, our Center for Pediatric Orthopedics is dedicated to patient healing.
Common conditions we treat include:
- Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy is a life-long condition that affects the communication between the brain and the muscles, causing a permanent state of uncoordinated movement and posturing.
- Clubfoot: Clubfoot is a deformity of the foot. It’s when one or both feet are turned inward. The condition affects the bones, muscles, tendons and blood vessels.
- Fractures: Fractures occur when more force is applied to the bone than the bone can absorb. Bones are weakest when they are twisted.
- Hip disorders, dysplasia of the hip: Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a health problem of the hip joint. It’s when the joint hasn’t formed normally, so it doesn’t work as it should.
- Muscular dystrophy: Muscular dystrophy causes the muscles in the body to become very weak. The muscles break down and are replaced with fatty deposits over time.
- Scoliosis and other spinal deformities: Scoliosis is a deformity of the backbone (spine). It’s when the spine has a side-to-side curve measuring 10 degrees or more.
- Spina bifida: Spina bifida can occur in the early weeks of pregnancy, before you even know you are expecting. It includes problems with the spine, spinal cord and the surrounding nerves, often causing part of the spinal cord and areas around it to form outside of the body.
- Spinal fusion: Often requires surgery to correct severe curvature of the spine.
- Sports-related injuries: Tennis elbow, torn ligaments, broken bones — sports can be rough on kids. We get them feeling better so they can get right back to the action.
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