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Hurt Little Fingers: Managing Everyday Digital Injuries in KidsWith a focus on often-missed injuries and the value of early detection, orthopedic surgeon Gopal Lalchandani, MD, describes his process of evaluating finger fractures and lacerations in children, using photos and X-ray images to illustrate.
Pediatric Spine CenterThe Spine Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals comprises a multidisciplinary team of experts who are passionate about treating scoliosis and other spinal disorders, beginning in infancy and through young adulthood.
Sports Concussions in Pediatric Patients: Primary Care Evaluation and ManagementFocused on the needs of children and adolescents, this guide from Nicolas Hatamiya, DO, clarifies definitions of sports concussion.
Bone Up on Pediatric Fractures: How PCPs Can Manage Simple BreaksPediatric orthopedic surgeon Kristin Livingston, MD, describes how to discern the simple from the complex and illustrates with numerous X-ray images, helping primary care providers get more comfortable identifying everyday fractures and avoid unnecessary referrals.
Pediatric Foot - It's Cute, But (can be) ComplicatedPediatric orthopedic surgeon Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH, presents the foot facts providers need in order to identify true problems, plus guidance on talking to worried parents and quick in-office tests for specific conditions.
Pediatric Limb Lengthening and Complex ReconstructionThe Pediatric Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Center provides comprehensive care for children and young adults who have a broad range of limb-length differences or deformities of the upper and lower extremities.
Pain-Free Kids: How to Prevent and Manage Common Injuries in Young AthletesSports medicine specialist Celine de Borja, MD, discusses why developing bodies are prone to certain aches and pains.
Getting Off on the Right Foot: Smart Strategies for Injured Young AthletesJamie Faison, a certified athletic trainer at the UCSF Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes, discusses how the growing bodies and common injuries of sports-playing kids call for specialized, verified techniques in physical evaluation and rehab.
Kids in Sports: Balancing Benefits and Risks for Physical and Mental HealthPediatric sports medicine specialist Celina de Borja, MD, uses recent data to illuminate the real issues, with a focus on addressing early sports specialization to protect kids from such common repercussions as burnout and depression.
Pediatric Scoliosis: Spinal Tethering as an Alternative to FusionPediatric orthopedic surgeon Mohammad Diab, MD, one of the innovators behind the tethering procedure, explains this safe, increasingly popular surgical option for severe scoliosis.
Better Lives for Kids With Cerebral Palsy: Understanding Surgical OptionsKnowing if and when to refer a child with CP for surgery can prevent serious problems, such as hip dislocation and pain, as well as improve the whole family’s quality of life.
Care for the Smallest Spines: A Guide to Pediatric Scoliosis and KyphosisChildren with spinal deformities benefit from early detection and appropriate treatment, whether that means monitoring, bracing or surgery. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Ishaan Swarup, MD, breaks down the two most common conditions and explains key tools.