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  1. Bone Cancers in Children

    Detailed information on bone cancer in children, including Ewing sarcoma and osteogenic sarcoma

  2. Cast Types and Maintenance Instructions

    The outside of a cast can be made of plaster or fiberglass. Cotton and synthetic materials line the inside of the cast to make it soft and to provide padding around bony areas, such as the wrist or elbow.

  3. Clubfoot

    Detailed information on clubfoot, including causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and cast care

  4. Congenital and Hereditary Orthopedic Disorders

    Detailed information on the most common congenital and hereditary disorders in children

  5. Congenital Limb Defects

    Congenital limb defects occur when a portion or the entire upper or lower limb fails to form normally when the baby is developing in the uterus.

  6. Crutch Walking

    Hold the top part of the crutch firmly between the chest and the inside of the upper arm. Do not allow the top of the crutch to push up into the armpit. It is possible to damage nerves and blood vessels with constant pressure.

  7. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)

    Detailed information on developmental dysplasia of the hip, including causes, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and cast care

  8. Dislocations

    A dislocation occurs when extreme force is put on a ligament, allowing the ends of two connected bones to separate. Ligaments are flexible bands of fibrous tissue that connect various bones and cartilage.

  9. Evaluation Procedures for Children

    Detailed information on evaluation procedures used to diagnosis orthopaedic disorders in children

  10. Ewing Sarcoma

    Detailed information on Ewing sarcoma, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  11. Femoral Anteversion

    Femoral anteversion is an inward twisting of the thigh bone. It is typically detected when a child is 4 to 6 years old.

  12. Fractures in Children

    Fractures occur when more force is applied to the bone than the bone can absorb. Bones are weakest when they are twisted.

  13. Glossary - Orthopedics

    Glossary of terms relating to orthopedics

  14. Growth-Related Disorders

    Detailed information on the most common growth-related disorders in children

  15. Heat-Related Illnesses (Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke)

    Children and teens are at greater risk for heat-related illnesses for several reasons. They adjust more slowly to changes in air temperature. They also produce more heat with activity and sweat less.

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