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Bones & Muscles

3 Ways to Build Strong Bones

We build almost all our bone density when we're kids and teens. Kids with strong bones have a better chance of avoiding bone weakness later in life. Here's how parents can help.


Achondroplasia is a condition that causes short stature (an adult height less than 4 feet, 10 inches). Treatment can help with related problems, and new research offers hope for even better treatments.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears

ACL injuries can happen in active and athletic kids when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint, resulting in a torn ligament.

Arthrogryposis (AMC)

Children with arthrogryposis (AMC) have stiff joints that don't move well. Treatments like splinting, bracing, therapy, and surgery help kids get the best range of motion.

Basilar Invagination

Basilar invagination is when the top of the spine pushes up into the base of the skull. It causes pinching and pressing on the brain stem.

Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Becker muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that gradually makes the body's muscles weaker and smaller. It causes less severe problems than the most common type of MD, Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Blount Disease

Blount disease is a growth disorder that causes the bones of the lower leg to bow outward. This gets worse if it's not treated, so early diagnosis is very important.

Bone Health After Cancer Treatment

Cancer medicines and radiation treatment can weaken bones. Find out what can help improve a child’s bone health after cancer treatment.

Bow Legs (Genu Varum)

Bow legs is when the legs curve outward at the knees while the feet and ankles touch. Infants and toddlers often have bow legs. It's rarely serious and usually goes away on its own.

Broken Bones

Many kids will have a broken bone at some point. Here's what to expect.