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Browse past patient and parent questions and view the answers from our expert Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons.
 

February 2016

Question:

My almost 17 year old son was just found to have thoracic kyphosis at 86 degrees. Can bracing and PT fix it or is surgery the best option? I worry about his future with part of his spine fused.
Keywords: thoracic kyphosis, spine
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January 2016

Question:

Is it bad for my child to sit in the "W" position? (Both knees touching floor and feet out to the side)
Keywords: hip joints, flexibility
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December 2015

Question:

Why should I take my child to a pediatric orthopaedist instead of a general orthopaedist?
Keywords: pediatric orthopaedist
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November 2015

Question:

My child and his friend both had broken bones in their arms. My child's friend was able to get a short cast that was below the elbow, but my child had to get a long cast that was above the elbow. How come they had different casts?
Keywords: fracture, cast
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