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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Casting techniques from Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville

Here are six videos explaining pediatric casting techniques with pediatric orthopedists Jennifer M. Brey, M.D., and Laura K. Jacks, M.D., of Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Basic forearm […]

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Clinic available for clubfoot treatment

Clubfoot, sometimes referred to as club leg, affects roughly 1 out of 1,000 births. Clubfoot involves four primary deformities (midfoot cavus, forefoot adduction, hindfoot varus, and equinus contracture) that result in the ankle being stuck […]

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How VDRO helps children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders

Children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), muscular dystrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease can be at risk for hip dislocation. Varus derotation osteotomy (VDRO) surgery places the ball back […]

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‘Updates in Pediatrics: Common Sports Injuries’ now available on demand

The recent “Updates in Pediatrics: Common Sports Injuries” continuing medical education (CME) opportunity is now available on demand. Joshua W. Meier, M.D., pediatric orthopedic specialist with Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated with the UofL […]

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‘Text neck’ syndrome and what kids can do to ease the strain

“Text neck” describes the repeated stress or pain in the neck resulting from constantly looking down — either watching or texting — on a handheld device for an extended time. Symptoms include nagging or sharp pain in the neck or […]

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