Tag "orthopaedic surgery"

I always knew my son, Ethan, would need surgery. It’s pretty common for kids with cerebral palsy to need orthopedic surgery at some point in their lives. He has mild to moderate cerebral palsy and we tried to avoid surgery › Continue Reading

I was diagnosed with congenital hip dysplasia immediately after birth. My clicky hips were treated with the 1980s version of the Pavlik harness, triple cloth diapers.  As a child, I was a masterful toe-walker and contortionist that enjoyed w-sitting, doing › Continue Reading

  Lawn Mowing Safety Tips While the number of lawn mower accidents that happen are relatively small, the severity of the injuries are often catastrophic. The good news is that the majority of them can be prevented with a few › Continue Reading

Most children and teenagers carry their schoolbooks and other supplies in backpacks during the school year. “When used correctly, backpacks are the most efficient way to carry a load and distribute the weight among some of the body’s strongest muscles,” › Continue Reading

Professional and recreational athletes who are injured are getting back in the game faster than ever because of recent advances in medical tools, techniques and materials. Advancement in minimally surgical techniques means that patients are able to recover quicker. Read › Continue Reading

“Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.” ~ Truvy Jones, Steel Magnolias When I was cast as Truvy Jones last fall in my first college theatre production, Steel Magnolias – a story about the sustaining power of friendship, sisterhood and › Continue Reading

Orthopedic specialists at Cincinnati Children’s are using breakthrough technology to lengthen patients’ limbs. Marc Gaynor broke his leg a few years ago and damaged his growth plate resulting in one leg becoming shorter than the other. The orthopedic team at › Continue Reading

  U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings were released today for 2015-2016, and Cincinnati Children’s has been named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country for the fifth year in a row. Cincinnati Children’s programs › Continue Reading

Congenital coxa vara. It’s a condition that most parents have probably never heard of, and rightfully so: it occurs once in every 25,000 births. Coxa vara is a hip condition in which there is a discrepancy of the growth in › Continue Reading

The lives of six children with complex spine deformities and 21 children with hand and arm deformities have been dramatically improved thanks to the work of a surgical team from Cincinnati Children’s that traveled to India earlier this year. The › Continue Reading

It’s a three-peat! U.S. News & World Report announced their Best Children’s Hospitals rankings today, and we are honored to be named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country, for the third year in a row. In addition to › Continue Reading

  Six children in India with complex spine deformities are standing straight and healthy today thanks to a mission trip led by surgeons from Cincinnati Children’s. The surgical team was headed by renowned spine surgeon Alvin Crawford, MD, and was › Continue Reading

Zoe Bruce, a competitive gymnast, was practicing on the high bars two years ago when she fell and broke and dislocated both elbows. With her arms wrapped in full wrist-to-shoulder casts, Zoe needed help with everything from getting dressed to eating and using › Continue Reading