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 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.
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.
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.