April 19, 2019. Good Friday. A tragic detour. A dynamic surgical duo. And one very lucky 17-year-old girl.
What are "bowlegs” and “knocked knees” and are they something to be concerned about?
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.
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.
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.