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A to Z: Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an infection that causes the sinuses (moist air spaces within the bones of the face around the nose) to swell or become irritated.

A to Z: Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

In slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), the very top of the thighbone (called the femoral head) slips out of line with the rest of the thighbone, causing a weakened hip joint.

A to Z: Slipped Disc

Activities and sports that put stress on the back can lead to a slipped disc, which can cause pain in the back, arms, and legs.

A to Z: Snake/Lizard Bites, Venomous

A bite from a venomous (poisonous) snake or lizard is painful and also can be life threatening.

A to Z: Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces in the spine, or backbone, where the spinal cord is located. Pressure placed on the spinal cord causes pain and disruption to some body functions.

A to Z: Spondylitis, Ankylosing

Learn about chronic inflammatory diseases and conditions that affect the back and spine.

A to Z: Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia (SED)

Learn about genetic disorders and conditions that affect growth and development.

A to Z: Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis (or "slipped vertebra") is when one of the vertebrae slips forward and out of place on the vertebra beneath it.

A to Z: Spondylolysis

Spondylolysis is when there is a defect of a narrow piece of bone in the vertebra.

A to Z: Sprain

Sprains are common injuries, especially among active older kids and teens who play sports.