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Question:What advice would you give to a mother that recently had her 20 week sonogram and they show a deformity in the baby’s leg?
Keywords: deformity, "leg deformity",
Question:My 10 year old son was recently seen in Urgent Care for knee pain and diagnosed with Patellar Sleeve Fracture. My son was running during PE and felt a pop in his knee. Is this normal for a child and is surgery the only way to treat. I was told to contact a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon because he will need a surgery. How did this happen without any physical contact such as a fall?
Keywords: "patellar sleeve fractures", patella, "knee cap bone", knee, fractures
Question:I suspect my son has Osgood Schlatter's Disease. Is it important to have an official diagnosis for this or should we just begin home treatment with this assumption? My understanding is that there is not much that can be done--just rest, icing, stretching and strengthening.
Keywords: "osgood-schlatter's disease", "osgood schlatters",
Question:My daughter had an MRI in both knees to rule out Osteochondritis dissecans lesions(had this condition once before but thankfully doesn't have it again). However, we see a rheumatologist because my daughter has Stickler Syndrome and is prone to early onset arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis. MRI didn't show ODL but it appeared to show edema in the quadriceps fat pad in both knees with the left being worse than the right.
In general what causes edema in the above referenced area of the knee? I'm just trying to understand. Thanks for your consideration.
Keywords: "osteochondritis dissecans lesions", ODL, edema, "stickler syndrome"
Question:Is surgery the only procedure to correct children's developmental hip dysplasia?
Keywords: "hip dysplasia", DDH, "developmental hip dysplasia", treatment, hip, dysplasia
Question:My grandson is 9 years old very petite for his age, He is really tiny. He broke his arm (humerus) while throwing the basketball at the basket. It turns out he has aggressive Unicameral bone cyst. They will do a biopsy next week. My question is what is the proper treatment for this tumor? The tumor is very large compared to his bones and I believe it may be in his growth plate. Thank you so much for your help!
Keywords: "unicameral bone cyst", "bone cyst", "benign lesion", cysts
Question:On July 22, my 8 year old son broke his left wrist and I immediately brought him to our local ER. They X-rayed and temporarily splint it. On July 24 we brought him to a local orthopedic surgeon who performed a closed reduction and sugar tong splint it till yesterday, then he X-rayed again and casted it. To us, it barely looks any different and we just want to verify that our son is being treated properly. The bone was not completely alligned when it was casted. I have X-rays.
Keywords: wrist, fracture, radius, casting, "closed reduction", "sugar tong splint", "distal radius", "wrist fracture"
Question:My daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis in August with 38/24 curves. She has worn a Boston brace since November. In June she had her first out of brace X-ray and measured 51/38. The doctor says surgery, but surgery is not an option for our VERY active daughter. We are considering ScoliSmart. Have you heard about ScoliSmart? Will this possibly help? What are her options? If we don't do surgery what are her risks in the future?
Keywords: scoliosis, spine, "scoliotic curve", "spine surgery", brace
Question:What is the clinical or medical term for being pigeon-toed, or toes turning in?
Keywords: intoeing, "pigeon toed", pigeon-toed
Question:I have a 16 month old baby girl with genu valgum. She started walking at 11 months and within a couple months, I realized her bowed legs. It is more evident when she is standing up. It's not getting worse, but I haven't noticed any improvement at all. She falls and trips often and that worries me a lot. What should I do?
Keywords: "genu valgum", "knock-knees", "knock knees"
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