Pediatric Orthopedic Care at OrthoCarolina

OrthoCarolina’s Pediatric Orthopedic Center is your destination for comprehensive pediatric orthopedic care in Charlotte.

February 02, 2018

Little League Elbow & Shoulder

Little league elbow is an injury to the growth plate on the inner (medial) aspect of the elbow.
February 29, 2016

What is Perthes Disease?

Perthes disease is avascular necrosis of the proximal femur which is a fancy way of saying decreased blood supply to the femoral head
February 29, 2016

What is a Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, also called SCFE?

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE – pronounced “skiffy”) is an unusual disorder of the adolescent hip.
February 29, 2016

What is Severs Disease?

Severs disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a condition in which the growth plate along the heel becomes inflamed. It most commonly occurs in active, early-teen children.
February 29, 2016

What is Kohlers?

Kohler's disease is a condition, where the navicular bone in the foot looses its blood supply temporarily and sustains a state of bone death, also called avascular necrosis.

February 29, 2016

What is Osgood Schlatter's Disease?

Osgood Schlatter’s is a condition associated with inflammation of the apophysis of the tibial tubercle. This means that a portion of the growth plate of the shin bone has become irritated.

February 29, 2016

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine which may cause the spine to be in the shape of a C or S instead of being straight.

February 29, 2016

What is Blount’s Disease?

Blount’s disease is a condition affecting the growth plate of the tibia, also known as the shin bone.
February 25, 2016

What are bowed-legs?

“Bowed legs” is a term used to describe the medical term genu varum, which means the knees fall outside the midline of the legs.
February 25, 2016

What is Clubfoot?

The medical term for clubfoot is talipes equinovarus and this describes the position of the foot. The feet are pointed down (equinus) and inward (varus).
February 25, 2016

What is a discoid meniscus?

A normal meniscus is a c-shaped cushion of cartilage that supports the knee joint. A discoid meniscus is shaped more like a disc and does not taper as much toward the center.
February 25, 2016

What is femoroacetabular impingement?

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition in the hip joint involving abnormal friction between the ball (femoral head) and socket (acetabulum).
February 25, 2016

What are flat feet?

Flat feet are a condition in which the foot doesn't have a normal arch. It may affect one foot or both feet.
February 25, 2016

What is Hip Dysplasia?

Hip Dysplasia is a comprehensive term that has been used to include a spectrum of related developmental hip problems in infants and children, often present at birth.
February 25, 2016

What is intoeing?

In-toeing is a pattern of walking in which the toes point inward instead of straight forward. There are varying degrees of in-toeing, some being mild and others being severe.
February 25, 2016

What are knock-knees?

“Knock-knees” is a term used to describe the medical term genu valgum, which means the knees fall inside the midline of the legs.
February 25, 2016

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