Conditions & Treatments
Arthritis is condition that involves the breakdown of the protective cartilage around the joints, which results in pain, stiffness and inflammation.
Bowed Legs/Knock Knees Treatment
“Bowed legs” and “knock knees” are very common conditions in young children. It is common for babies and young toddlers to have bowed legs while slightly older toddlers and young children often have some mild knocked knees.
Physicians at Emory strive to offer comprehensive orthopedic care for children with neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and Down's syndrome, amongst others.
Pediatric Hip Dysplasia Treatment
Hip conditions may affect children at any age. Hip dysplasia is a condition where the hip socket does not form correctly and can be associated with hip dislocation at birth or abnormal development of the socket as the child grows. This condition, if left untreated, can lead to early hip problems in adulthood, including arthritis.
Hip preservation refers to the care of the hip and preservation of hip function. Patients with hip pain often cannot recall a specific event that lead to the hip problem.
Spinal conditions such as scoliosis (curving of the spine), kyphosis (increasing roundback of the spine), spondylolysis (stress fracture of the spine), and spondylolisthesis (movement of one part of the spine on another part) may affect children during their early or late childhood years. The majority of spinal disorders do not require bracing or surgery.
Perthes Disease Treatment
Perthes is a condition in children characterized by a temporary loss of blood supply to the hip. Without an adequate blood supply, the rounded head of the femur (the " ball " of the hip) dies. The area becomes intensely inflamed and irritated.
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is an unusual disorder of the adolescent hip. For reasons that are not well understood, the ball at the upper end of the femur (thigh bone) slips off in a backward direction.
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