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Specializing in a full spectrum of pediatric orthopedic disorders, ranging from birth to early adulthood, the physicians at OrthoCarolina are focused on providing the best care available for your child. Our pediatric experts provide cutting-edge care in a compassionate and caring environment so that your child can get back to being a kid.

At OrthoCarolina, our Charlotte pediatric center specializes in treating a wide variety of disorders both simple and complex in children and young adults, including:  Scoliosis, Hip disorders, Sports injuries, Neuromuscular conditions, Cerebral palsy, Spina bifida, Muscular dystrophy, Spinal muscular atrophy.

    Preventing ACL Injuries in Youth Sports

    Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries are extremely common in youth sports. How an athlete lands when coming down from a jump can increase or minimize their risk of this infamous knee injury.

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    Helping parents spot growth plate fractures in kids

    Most falls your child will take in their young lives will be the kind from which they hop right back up and keep on moving. But...

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    Why does removing a cast tickle? + 3 more cast fun facts

    After a break, fracture, sprain or dislocation, a cast allows bones to stay in place as they heal. Being injured is never fun, but there are a few fun facts about casts beyond the fact that all your friends can sign them.

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    OC on the Sidelines – How one Physician Assistant Keeps High School Athletes in the Game

    If you’ve been to a local high school sports event, you may have seen OrthoCarolina staff on the sidelines. We learn from one PA how they keep athletes safe during competition.

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    Is your child spending enough time in active learning?

    Everything you need to know about active learning and suggestions for activities to start incorporating it into your child’s day.

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    What is patellofemoral pain syndrome?

    Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain in the front of the knee. It frequently occurs in teenagers, manual laborers, and athletes.

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    What is scoliosis?

    Wondering what exactly is scoliosis? Dr. Todd Chapman of OrthoCarolina's Spine Center helps us define scoliosis and learn more about its prevalence and treatments.

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    Injuries in Youth Baseball: An Orthopedic Surgeon’s Recommendations

    When your child falls in love with a sport, it can be difficult to step up to the plate and interfere. But sometimes as a parent, you have to play hardball.

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    What is the area that most athletes have issues with and how can they strengthen it?

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    Pediatric Orthopedic Care at OrthoCarolina

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

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    No Timeouts: Minimizing Injury Risk in Young Soccer Players

    Soccer is not only one of the fastest growing sports, but it’s also one of the most fast-paced. Like any contact sport there is always potential for injury, but during the juvenile and teenage years those chances are higher simply due to growth patterns and growing bodies.

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    School of Thought: What to Know About Students, Backpacks and Injury Prevention

    The backpack serves not only as a stylish accessory, but also as the main transporter for books, homework, or maybe even a laptop.

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    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.

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    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.

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    What is pediatric 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.

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    What is Blount’s Disease?

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

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    What is Pediatric 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.

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    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.

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    What Are Knock Knees? Causes & Treatment Options

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

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    When Can My Child Start Lifting Weights?

    I get asked this question almost daily, so if it’s something you’ve pondered as a parent, know that you are not alone.

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