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Boy with cast
Tips May 01, 2018

How parents should care for a child’s cast

Scott Van Valin, MD Orthopedic Surgeon

For many kids, a broken bone is a childhood rite of passage. All it takes is a fall from a bicycle or a slip from the monkey bars for them to find themselves in a cast.

Clubfoot
Patient Stories Apr 02, 2018

Marlowe’s clubfoot journey: How one mom went from devastated to reassured

Katie Lott Writer

Clubfoot is the turning in of one or both feet, and can also include stiffness and atrophy in the feet. Untreated clubfoot can cause difficulties with walking and long-term foot problems.

Father and daughter
Patient Stories Mar 02, 2018

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin doctor pioneering 3D printed braces for early-onset scoliosis

Evan Solochek Writer

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine — either in a “C” or “S” shape. It can be congenital — meaning it’s present at birth — or it can develop later in life, typically around puberty.

Kids running in field
Tips Sep 23, 2016

Why pediatric experts are best equipped to treat growth plate fractures in children

April Benoit, APNP Nurse Practitioner

Hopefully your child has made it through an active summer without too many bumps and bruises. The past few months have been a busy time for us as pediatric orthopedic specialists, treating kids who have rolled an ankle.