Common sports overuse injuries in children

Sports overuse injuries in children have become quite common as the pressure for students to complete in year-round sports, such as travel and tournament teams, has increased over time. “Being active and participating in sports […]

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Idiopathic scoliosis case study: Magnetic growing rods

The patient A female age 5 years and 11 months presented for evaluation of spinal deformity and back pain in September 2020 from a pediatrician referral. X-rays showed a 53-degree scoliosis curve in the thoracic […]

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Limping child red flags: What not to overlook as signs of serious conditions

When a child who plays sports is limping, it’s often the result of a sprain or an overuse injury, but there are more serious injuries and conditions a clinician should consider. “In many cases there […]

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Minimizing PSF levels to maximize young scoliosis patient’s range of motion

The patient The 12-year-old female presented with concern for spinal deformity. Initial curvature was 30-degree right thoracic curve and a 24-degree left lumbar curve. She was treated with a thoracic lumbar sacral orthosis (TLSO). Unfortunately, […]

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Dramatically lower-dose imaging for pediatric patients

Children with scoliosis or other conditions that require frequent imaging and the accompanying radiation risks now have a low-dose imaging option. The EOS Imaging full-body imaging system delivers 50% to 85% less radiation than traditional [...]

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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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