Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injuries and Illnesses

Whether it’s a broken bone or a more complex orthopaedic condition, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Associates is committed to providing personalized, comprehensive care from diagnosis to recovery. For questions or appointments please reach out to us at 913-451-0000.

Movement and Motion

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP): this neurological disorder affects a child's movement and muscle coordination and can vary from one child with CP to the next. Our practice is dedicated to serving children with any type of CP, including:
    • Quadriplegia (all four extremities involved)
    • Diplegia (lower extremities typically more involved than upper extremities)
    • Hemiplegia (one side of the body is involved)
    • Infantile Hypotonia (decreased muscle tone)
    • Athetoid (presence of both spasticity and hypotonia)
  • Spasticity (tight muscles)
  • Ligamentous laxity (loose joints)
  • Toe walking
 

Infant and Toddler Conditions

  • Torticollis (neck muscle contracture)
  • Elbow and hands
    • Nursemaid’s Elbow (elbow dislocation)
    • Polydactyly (extra fingers)
    • Trigger Thumb
  • Hip and femur (thigh bone)
    • Developmental Dysplasia of Hips (DDH)
    • Femoral Anteversion (inward twisting of the thigh bone)
  • Knee and lower leg
    • Toe walking
    • Genu Varum (bowed legs)
    • Genu Valgum (knock knees)
    • Blounts Disease (lower leg deformity)
    • Tibial Torsion (lower leg deformity)
  • Foot, ankle and toe
    • Clubfoot deformity
    • PES Planovalgus (flat feet)
    • Metatarsus Adductus (angulation of front of foot)
    • Curly toes
    • Polydactyly (extra toes)
    • Intoeing
 

Childhood and Adolescent Conditions

  • General ailments
    • Bone cysts
    • Ganglion cysts
    • Osteochondroma (benign bone tumor)
    • Osteochondritis Dessicans (OCD lesions)
    • Medial Epicondylitis (little league elbow)
    • Tendinitis
    • Joint pain and swelling
  • Hip conditions
    • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (childhood condition of hip)
    • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (fracture through the growth plate)
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Knee conditions
    • Osgood-Schlatter Disease (knee pain)
    • Patello-Femoral Syndrome (knee pain)
    • Genu Varum (bow legs)
    • Genu Valgus (knock knee)
  • Foot conditions
    • Painful Pes Planovalgus (flat feet)
    • Sever’s Disease (painful heel)
  • Tarsal Coalition (abnormal connection of two or more bones in the foot)
  • Accessory Navicular (extra bone or piece of cartilage located on the inner side of the foot
 

Fractures

  • General pediatric fractures (broken bones, chips, or cracks)
  • Fractures of fingers, hand, wrist, forearm and elbow
  • Fractures of upper arm (humerus), shoulder joint and clavicle (collar bone)
  • Fractures of toes, foot, ankle, lower leg and knee
  • Growth plate fractures