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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Bones & Muscles

Congenital Kyphosis

Kyphosis is a rounding of the back that some children are born with. It makes the back look hunched over.

Costochondritis

Costochondritis is a painful swelling of the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the breastbone. It's one of the most common causes of chest pain in kids and teens.

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Babies are born with this hip deformity or develop it soon after birth. With early treatent, kids can avoid long-term hip problems.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common form of muscular dystrophy. It gradually makes the body's muscles weaker.

Dwarfism

Dwarfism is a condition that is characterized by short stature. Many of the possible complications of dwarfism are treatable, so that people of short stature can lead healthy, active lives.

External Fixator: Pin Care

External fixators used for limb lengthening have pins that go through the skin and into the bone. It's important to know how to care for the pins at home to prevent infections.

Fibromyalgia

The chronic condition fibromyalgia causes widespread pain in the muscles, joints, and other areas of the body. Lifestyle changes and other strategies can help kids who have it feel better.

Fibular Hemimelia

Babies who have fibular hemimelia are born with a short or missing fibula. Experts who treat bone problems have several options to help kids with a hemimelia.

Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are lumps that, most commonly, appear on the back of the wrist. These cysts are not cancerous and are easily treated.

Greenstick Fractures

A greenstick fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone cracks on one side only, not all the way through the bone.