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August 2020

Question:

I had mhe osteochondroma. My right side is affected by it mainly right hand which is shorter than my left hand. I already had got hand surgery. My question is - Is this disorder heredity or not? How much possibility my kids get this disease from me?
Keywords: genetic, MHE
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August 2020

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Hi, I’m from bangladesh. I have a daughter. She is nine months old. She can stand up by the the help of another. But sometimes she can't stand up because she can't put full pressure on right leg. She can move leg normally. I also share that she is clept palate. In this situation what can I do and what is her problem.
Keywords: pediatric orthopaedics, walking
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August 2020

Question:

My daughter will be 9 in November. She has walked on her tippy toes since she started walking at 1. What can I do to remedy this. I have tried telling her Everytime I see it but it has become so "normal" we don't notice. We went to see a doctor and he wants to put casts on both legs for a month and 5 shots of Botox in each leg while under anesthesia.
Keywords: pediatric orthopaedics, physical therapy
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July 2020

Question:

Hi... My daughter is 3 years old. She had left hip septic arthritis when she was one month old. She was operated and did debridement for that. Then she underwent closed reduction with cast at 4th month and 9th month. But it didn't work for her hip dysplasia.. Now she still has hip subluxation. We are putting abduction brace night time. Is it good to go for surgery soon or wait and watch. 
Keywords: hip, pediatric orthopaedics
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July 2020

Question:

My son is 4yrs old and walks up on his toes. If asked he will try to stand flat footed. However is back up on toes within seconds to walk. His pediatrician said to not worry however I am an wondered where would go for second opinion?
Keywords: pediatric orthopaedics
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July 2020

Question:

My knees roll in, I have a shallow trochlear groove no instability, and surgically removed inflammation of the fat pad and synovial tissue. I have done everything to help from physical therapy to message to acupuncture and nothing has worked. Is there anything my surgeon can do like a Deepening trochlearplasty or align my legs that would help? 
Keywords: knee, ankle, orthopaedics
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July 2020

Question:

My child is having sharp lateral knee pain 5 years post MPFL reconstruction with tibial tubercle osteotomy. It hurts her when she is doing a squat, going up stairs and curbs, etc. is this normal or can it be due to arthritic changes? 
Keywords: knee, MRI, pediatric orthopaedics
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June 2020

Question:

My son is 8 years old having club feet with hyper extended knee in right leg. To date 5 tenotomies have been done. But still not fully corrected. I seek your advice for the same.
Keywords: clubfoot, clubfeet, joint
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June 2020

Question:

My 13-year-old son just got hit with a baseball on his elbow. It is extremely tender to touch directly distal to the lateral epicondyle. It hurts to straighten and his ring finger is a little tingly. Is that typical of a growth plate fracture or some other type of fracture based on where it hurts with the soft tissue palpation?
Keywords: elbow, nerve, ulnar
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June 2020

Question:

My baby is 16 months. She was standing on her toes with left leg and we consulted an ortho and he said a nerve got stretched. We tried some physio also. He advised for a minor surgery and said to go for second opinion. I need your suggestion. I'll be very grateful to u and my baby should walk normally...
Keywords: ankle, nerve, tendon
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