From Knees to Toes: Straight Talk on Common Orthopedic Abnormalities in Kids

Pediatricians see numerous leg and foot discrepancies, ranging from simple in utero “packaging” problems to red flags for serious disorders, such as cerebral palsy. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD, MPH, offers his systematic approach to sorting them out, providing physical exam tips and metrics for assessing specific conditions, and clarifying whether treatment – from stretches to surgery – is needed and when referral to a specialist makes sense.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD, MPH

Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD, MPH

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon

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