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Bones and 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.
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.
Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis (JAS) is a type of arthritis that affects the spine and the sites where the muscles, tendons, and ligaments are attached to bone. Learn more about this condition.
Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare disease that causes muscle inflammation and a skin rash. It is one of the conditions in a group of conditions called the dermatomyositis/polymyositis complex and is the condition most often seen in children. Learn more about this condition.
Children 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. Learn more about this condition.
Kyphosis is a problem with the spine. It is when the bones of the spine in the upper back curve outward more than normal. Learn more about this condition.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a rare hip condition that affects children. Over a number of years, a child’s femoral head breaks down and re-forms. Learn more about this condition.
Children’s National Hospital is an early adopter of a magnet-based spinal growing rod technology that could become the gold standard for treating severe early onset scoliosis. Learn more about this treatment.
Marfan syndrome is a disorder involving the body's connective tissue. Connective tissue has many important functions, including supporting tissues in the body and assisting with growth and development of the body's cells. Learn more about this condition.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive orthopaedic surgical procedure that uses small incisions and miniature instruments. We frequently use arthroscopy to treat sports injuries such as ligament tears and shoulder injuries. Learn more about this treatment.
Orthopaedic birth defects include a wide range of conditions affecting a baby’s bones and muscles, tendons and ligaments that connect them. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for orthopaedic birth defects.