Bones & Joints (orthopedics)

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

HSP is a form of vasculitis, a condition that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. It is one of the most common forms of vasculitis in childhood.

Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis

Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects the spine and the sites where the muscles, tendons, and ligaments are attached to bone. 

Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease is a form of vasculitis, or blood vessel inflammation, that primarily affects children.

Knee Injuries ACL

People who play basketball, volleyball, soccer, or football, or who ski are most likely to injure their ACLs when they slow down, pivot or land after a jump.

Children's pediatric surgeons prepare to implant a MAGnetic Expansion Control Spinal Growing Rod for children with scoliosis.

Pediatric Magnetically Controlled Growth Rod

Children’s National Health System is an early adopter of a magnet-based spinal growing rod technology that could become the gold standard for treating severe early onset scoliosis.

Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a disorder involving the body's connective tissue.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Children's National Health System orthopaedic experts provide advanced care for children and teens with orthopaedic conditions and sports injuries.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle-bone disease, is a genetic (inherited) disorder characterized by bones that break easily without a specific cause.