Case Study: Uncovering a hidden case of pediatric septic arthritis

The patient A 14-month-old female presented to the emergency department with fever and refusal to bear weight. She had bilateral ear tube insertion 13 days previously and presented to her primary care provider (PCP) three […]

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ACL Reconstruction in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have been increasing in incidence, especially in younger populations with open physes. Techniques to return mechanical integrity to the knee while protecting the physis are key to treatment in this […]

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Extremely low-dose EOS orthopedic imaging available at Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s

Spine and orthopedic specialists at Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s are using low-radiation EOS Imaging to evaluate and monitor spine conditions such as scoliosis and conditions affecting the hips and lower limbs. The EOS system […]

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Classifying and treating osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a clinically heterogeneous, heritable disorder characterized by increased bone fragility with a predisposition to fractures, low bone mass, bone deformities and short stature. It affects an estimate 1 in 10,000 to […]

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Common causes of pediatric back pain

Back pain occurs in about a third of patients at some point in their adolescence and is fairly common in children over the age of 10. Very rarely, however, is it the result of a […]

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatments and advances

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by deficiency of the dystrophin protein. In the absence of dystrophin, skeletal muscle fibers rupture and atrophy over time leading to progressive weakness, respiratory muscle […]

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Ehlers-Danlos clinic offers patients unique medical home

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of connective tissue disorders affecting every organ system. The 2017 classification of the syndrome includes 13 subtypes of the condition, though more forms may exist and are rare and […]

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In many ways, early onset scoliosis is an opposite of idiopathic scoliosis

Early onset scoliosis is very different from adolescent idiopathic scoliosis — almost the opposite in many respects, according to Joshua W. Meier, M.D., pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated with the […]

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Bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Bracing can significantly decrease the progression of idiopathic adolescent scoliosis and can prevent the need for surgery in teenage patients who wear the brace for 16 to 18 hours a day, according to an orthopedic […]

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Multidisciplinary spina bifida clinic brings specialists together each month

On the third Wednesday of each month, a team of specialists from across Norton Children’s come together to provide multidisciplinary care to kids with spina bifida (SB). Since 2016, the Norton Children’s Spina Bifida Clinic […]

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Cerebral palsy multidisciplinary clinic opens downtown

A new multidisciplinary cerebral palsy clinic for children who need a higher level of care has opened in the Novak Center for Children’s Health in downtown Louisville. The clinic aims to streamline care, make appointments […]

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Diagnosing and treating clubfoot

Prenatal ultrasound increasingly is yielding reliable clubfoot diagnoses, giving parents a chance to prepare themselves and understand the condition. Still, there’s no replacement for a hands-on exam by a pediatrician. Idiopathic clubfoot is the most […]

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