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  • Stinger Injury

    What is a Stinger Injury A “stinger” (also called a “burner”) injury is a very common injury among football players and other athletes. Almost 8% of football players report having had at least one “stinger” injury. A stinger is an injury...

  • Labial Adhesions

    What is a Labial Adhesion Infant, toddler, and preschool girls sometimes develop a temporary condition known as “labial adhesions.” These are areas along the inner lips of the vagina (“labia minora”) that become stuck together. They are fairly common in girls...

  • Torticollis – Wry Neck

    What is Torticollis Torticollis (tort-uh-call-us), or “wry neck,” is a common condition in children. It has several different causes, most of them not very serious. A child has torticollis if his or her head seems twisted off to one side or...

  • Head injury

    Head injury

    Head injury is a common reason why children are brought to an ER. According to the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery

  • Sprains and Strains

    Sprains and Strains

    A sprain is an injury to a ligament (tissue that connects two or more bones at a joint). In a sprain, one or more ligaments is stretched or torn. Sprains are very uncommon in young children, because the ligaments are usually stronger than the growing bones and cartilage to which they are attached.

  • Sports and Recreational Injuries and Prevention

    Sports and Recreational Injuries and Prevention

    Involvement in sports and recreational activities are important for children and teenagers. Exercise may reduce the chances of obesity or chronic diseases, such as diabetes, and a sport teaches sportsmanship and discipline. But any sport or recreational activity that your child participates in also carries the potential for injury.

  • Nursemaid’s elbow

    Nursemaid’s elbow

    Nursemaid’s elbow is a common elbow injury usually occurring in children age 5 or younger. When the injury occurs, the top of the radius bone of the forearm has slid out of proper position at the elbow joint.

  • Limp


    Limp, defined as an uneven, jerky, or difficult gait, is one of the most common presentations of musculoskeletal disease in children. The cause of a limp in a child can range from something as minor as a blister on a...

  • Childhood Leukemia

    Childhood Leukemia

    The term leukemia refers to cancers of the white blood cells. These cells are produced in the bone marrow to help or bodies fight infection. When a child has leukemia, large numbers of abnormal white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow.

  • Fractures


    A fracture is a broken bone; a very common reason for a child’s visit to the ED and one of the most common reasons for referral to a pediatric orthopedist.