Search

close   X

healthcare locations

Search Locations

close   X

kidshealth library

health & safety topics

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.

A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), Knee

Learn more about contusions (bruises) of the knee.

A to Z: Genu Valgum

Learn about common childhood orthopedic conditions and conditions that affect the legs and knees.

A to Z: Genu Varum

Learn about common childhood orthopedic conditions and conditions that affect the legs and knees.

A to Z: Open Wound, Knee/Leg/Ankle

Learn more about knee, leg, and ankle wounds and how they're treated.

A to Z: Patellar Dislocation

Patellar dislocation happens when the patella (kneecap) slips out of its normal position.

A to Z: Sprain, Knee

A knee sprain happens when a ligament is stretched or torn because the knee gets twisted, bent, or hit.

A to Z: Fracture, Patella (Kneecap)

A fractured patella is a broken kneecap (the flat, round bone that protects the knee joint).

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.

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.

Common Childhood Orthopedic Conditions

Flatfeet, toe walking, pigeon toes, bowlegs, and knock-knees. Lots of kids have these common orthopedic conditions, but are they medical problems that can and should be corrected?