Tag "orthopaedics"

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

My daughter Riley is a gymnast. She started when she was eight years old, and we knew almost immediately that this was her sport. That’s why we decided after less than a year of classes, she could join the trampoline › Continue Reading

A two-year-old girl from the Gaza Strip was born with a genetic abnormality in her right leg making it difficult for her to walk. In January, she is expected to receive a new prosthetic from Cincinnati Children’s thanks to the › Continue Reading

When you’re the parent of an infant, there’s a lot to think about and consider – especially when it comes to safety. There are practices for safe sleeping, car seat riding, bathing, diapering, and the list goes on and on. › 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

Every summer in the Division of Orthopaedics we know to count on one thing: The warmer it gets, the more fractures—or broken bones—we see, and the more casts we apply. That’s because kids are playing outside more (that’s a good › Continue Reading

The fifth annual Skyline Chili Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by Cincinnati Children’s Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics will feature 92 teams from the Greater Cincinnati area in 47 games from April 2 – April 30. Learn more in the › Continue Reading

Wrist injuries happen in all kinds of sports – football, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading and even in sports like soccer where the hands don’t typically come into play. As with many common sports injuries, parents often choose to take the “wait › Continue Reading

A 15-year-old football player born without his left hand is now able to do more things in the weight room thanks to a brand new prosthetic limb. Ryan Brewster is a patient of Charles Mehlman, OD, at Cincinnati Children’s. Through › 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

Send in the Clowns

Patch Adams had it right. The medical doctor and clown, famously portrayed by the late Robin Williams in a 1998 biopic of the same name, has spent his life showing us just how important laughter, joy and creativity are to › Continue Reading

Sports Fractures 101

Fractures, or broken bones, are the most common injuries we see in orthopaedic sports medicine. During childhood, about 50% of females and 60% of males will suffer a fracture at some point, and for many kids, the injuries will happen › Continue Reading

Today, Cincinnati Children’s was named one of Parents Magazine’s 10 Best Children’s Hospitals – number 3 to be exact! This is an honor for the medical center and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our more than › Continue Reading

Parents Magazine has ranked Cincinnati Children’s third among the best children’s hospitals in the country, according to the publication’s 10 Best Children’s Hospitals survey. Cincinnati Children’s also ranked among the top three hospitals nationally in six areas of pediatric subspecialty › Continue Reading