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Bones & Muscles

Broken Collarbone (Clavicle Fracture)

Learn about broken collarbones (or clavicle fractures), a common sports injury in kids.

Buckle Fractures

A buckle or torus fracture is a type of broken bone. One side of the bone bends, raising a little buckle, without breaking the other side of the bone.

Campomelic Dysplasia

People with campomelic dysplasia usually have bent long bones and can have severe breathing problems. A team of specialists will care for a child when medical problems come up.

Cartilage Hair Hypoplasia

Kids with cartilage hair hypoplasia have differences with the growth of their bones. With regular medical care, most kids can live a full, healthy life.


Casts keep bones and other tissues in place while they heal. Here's what to expect, and how to care for casts.

Cerebral Palsy: Parents Talk (Video)

Get advice from parents raising kids with cerebral palsy. Learn what works, what doesn’t, and what helped these families the most.

Cervical Kyphosis

Cervical kyphosis is a curve at the top of the spine (backbone). Usually, the condition isn't serious, but a pinch in the spinal cord can cause nerve damage.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a neurological disorder that causes muscle weakness and numbness, most often in the arms and legs.

Chest Wall Disorder: Pectus Carinatum

Pectus carinatum, sometimes called pigeon chest, is when the chest wall causes the chest to jut out.

Chest Wall Disorder: Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum is when the ribs and sternum (breastbone) grow inward and form a dent in the chest. Learn the causes, symptoms, treatments, and more.