Health Information

Growth-Related Disorders

  • Nursemaid's Elbow

    Nursemaid's elbow happens when the radius—one of the bones in the forearm—slips out of place from where it normally attaches to the elbow joint.

  • Tibial Torsion

    Tibial torsion causes a child's feet to turn inward, or to have what is also known as a "pigeon-toed" appearance.

  • Femoral Anteversion

    Femoral anteversion is an inward twisting of the thigh bone. It is typically detected when a child is 4 to 6 years old.

  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease

    This disease is a temporary condition that causes the hip joint to become painful and stiff.

  • Lordosis

    A spine affected by lordosis has a curve in the vertebrae in the lower back area. This gives the child a "swayback" appearance.

  • Kyphosis

    A spine affected by kyphosis has a forward curvature of the back bones (vertebrae) in the upper back area, giving an abnormally rounded or "humpback" appearance.

  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease

    Osgood-Schlatter disease is an overuse condition or injury of the knee that causes pain and swelling below the knee area over the shin bone.

  • Scoliosis in Children

    Detailed information on scoliosis, including types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment