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  • Abrasions

    An abrasion occurs when an area of skin has been scraped off, usually during a fall, as in a skinned knee or rug burn. This type of injury is very, very common in children. These injuries are superficial in nature, not deep....

     
  • What to do For a Sprained Ankle

    It is sometimes called a “twisted” or “turned” ankle, but the term ankle “sprain” is preferred because it implies that an injury has occurred. The injury is to ligaments and tendons which support the stability of the ankle. There are...

     
  • What is Arthritis

    Arthritis is the general term for inflammation of a joint which is usually accompanied by swelling and discomfort of that joint. Arthritis is a sign, not a diagnosis. If your child has arthritis, the cause must be determined. Septic Arthritis (bacterial...

     
  • Bowlegs

    Bowlegs or genu varum is present in all newborns to some degree. This is due to normal in utero position of the fetus and is most notable when your child begins to walk. This bowed appearance will gradually disappear by...

     
  • Knock-knees

    Knock-knees, or genu valgus, usually follows the stage of bowing, and is most notable around the age of 2 to 4 years. As with bowlegs, there are “normal” knock-knees and there are knock-knees associated with rare disorders or diseases related...

     
  • Puncture wound Treatment

    A puncture wound is a wound deeper than it is wide which penetrates the epidermis. Usually puncture wounds are small and do not include more serious wounds such as stab or gunshot wounds. These wounds receive different medical consideration than...

     
  • Chest Pain – Costochondritis and Precordial Catch Syndrome

    Chest pain is well-known to be a sign of danger in adults, and so when children and teens get chest pain, they often worry too. In fact, serious causes of chest pain in children are extremely rare. Your doctor has decided...

     
  • What is Osgood-Schlatter Lesion

    Osgood-Schlatter lesion (sometimes also called Osgood-Schlatter disease, osteochondritis dissecans or tibial apophysitis) occurs in children and adolescents when small bits of growing bone and cartilage become separated from the lower leg bone (tibia) just below the knee. This condition is not truly a fracture...

     
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

    What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Knee pain is a very common problem in teenagers and young adults. Most knee problems in this age group are related to the facts that teens are growing rapidly and tend to be very physically active. In...

     
  • Shin Splints

    What are Shin Splints “Shin splints” is the word athletes, trainers, and doctors use for pain in the shins during or after vigorous exercise. Victims complain of burning or tingling pain over the shin, sometimes down to the ankle. The pain is...