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

February 2016


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


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


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


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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