HIP DYSPLASIA IN BABIES “Hip dysplasia occurs when the ligaments that normally hold the ball of the hip into the cup are abnormally loose or relaxed so the hip slips out of place. It’s harder to diagnose in babies because it causes no discomfort and there aren’t any outward signs,” says Dr. Carl Weinert. “Treatment
Childhood can be a wonderful time, but it can also be a dangerous period when children can get hurt from the normal activities associated with playing and just growing up. Dr. Carl Weinert, a CHOC orthopaedic surgeon, treats many children who are hurt from falls off playground equipment. The most common playground and fall injuries
Scoliosis is the a sideways [“S” or “C”-shaped curvature] shifting of the spine from the right or left. The cause of scoliosis is unknown, but scientists have recently identified genetic markers that are contributing to individuals with it. The condition is more prevalent in girls during their growth spurt years.
Broken bones, or fractures, are a common childhood hazard, particularly for kids in sports. While it can happen in a split second, a broken bone takes time to heal and may often require a cast. The experts at the CHOC Children’s Orthopaedic Institute understand that kids with casts – and their parents – have lots
Young wrists, forearms and elbows are vulnerable to injury. Did you know up to 30 percent of all childhood fractures involve the growth plate? Growth plate fractures require prompt treatment to avoid surgery or life-long deformity.
With year-round sports participation and an intense competitive environment, Orange County’s young athletes are at greater risk for injury, particularly overuse syndrome. Comprehensive sports physical therapy services are now available much closer to home for South Orange County athletes. The CHOC Children’s Sports Medicine Program has opened a new office in Irvine to provide sports