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Patient Stories Jan 03, 2020

After a horrific car accident, would Karina walk again?

Evan Solochek Writer

April 19, 2019. Good Friday. A tragic detour. A dynamic surgical duo. And one very lucky 17-year-old girl.

Little girl walking with bowlegs
Tips Oct 28, 2019

Should I be worried about my child’s bowlegs or knocked-knees?

Brittney Krueger, MD Pediatrician

What are "bowlegs” and “knocked knees” and are they something to be concerned about?

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.

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.

Hailey Danisewicz
Patient Stories Aug 31, 2016

Childhood cancer survivors turned Paralympic champions

Evan Solochek Writer

As kids, both Hailey Danisewicz and Nate Hinze successfully battled bone cancer at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Later this month, they will battle some of the top athletes in the world when they represent the United States in the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Girl Jumping on Trampoline
Tips Jun 26, 2014

Stick the landing on safety when it comes to trampolines and kids

Roger Lyon, MD Orthopedic Surgeon

It’s hard to argue with the simple pleasure that comes with jumping up and down on a trampoline, but it’s also impossible to ignore the significant health risk it poses.