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Bones & Joints

Discover the conditions we treat and treatments we provide at Children's National Hospital. Providers at Children's National work with you and your family to decide on the best care plan for your child. Learn more about the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

Achondroplasia

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 this condition.

Arthrogryposis

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

Bone and Joint Infections

Bone infections, or osteomyelitis, involve inflammation of the bone, usually caused by a bacterial infection. Learn more about this condition.

Bowlegs

Bowlegs are a condition in which the legs curve outward at an extreme angle at the knees while the child’s feet are together. Learn more about this condition.

Broken Bones

A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone. Learn more about this condition.

Calcium and Bone Problems

Calcium plays an important role in several body functions, including muscle contractions, enzyme function, and nerve conduction. Learn more about calcium and bone problems in children.

Fibromyalgia

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

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a condition that involves swelling (inflammation) of small blood vessels. Learn more about this condition.

Intoeing

Intoeing, commonly referred to as being pigeon toed, happens when children walk with their feet turned in. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for this condition.