Bones & Joints (orthopedics)


Achondroplasia is the most common type of dwarfism, in which the child's arms and legs are short in proportion to body length.


Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for arthrogryposis, a disorder causing joint and muscle deformities.


Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for bowlegs, an outward curvature of the legs.

Broken Bones

A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone. When a fracture occurs, it is classified as either open or closed.

Calcium and Bone Problems

Calcium levels in the blood are regulated by two hormones produced by the four parathyroid glands, glands located adjacent to the thyroid gland in the neck.

Dermatomyositis (juvenile)

Juvenile dermatomyositis is one of the conditions in a group of conditions called the dermatomyositis/polymyositis complex and is the condition most often seen in children.


Fibromyalgia, also called fibrositis, is a chronic, widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding the joints throughout the body, accompanied by fatigue. 

Posterior Spinal Fusion

Children’s National has a team of highly-specialized experts that work together to correct idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents using posterior spinal fusion surgery.