Frequently, young children and adolescents have conditions that are variations of normal anatomy. These include children who toe-in or toe-out excessively, children with "bad posture" such as round-back or sway-back, and children who are delayed in learning to walk or have unusual patterns of walking such as "toe walking".
Often these problems are variations of normal developmental patterns and do not represent an underlying disease. In such cases, the child's growth and patterns of walking, posture, and muscular development need to be observed over time in order to establish whether the child's growth pattern will return to normal spontaneously.
A small percentage of children have birth defects. These include spinal problems such as spina bifida, limb deformities such as clubfoot, or other congentital defects such as extra fingers or toes. Pediatric Orthopedists frequently follow these children through years of growth and into adult life.
Why Choose Southern California Orthopedic Institute?
At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, our specialty-trained pediatric orthopedic doctors are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of bone, joint, and muscle conditions that occur in children. Our specialists have the training, expertise, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your child's needs.
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