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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.
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle-bone disease, is a genetic (inherited) disorder characterized by bones that break easily without a specific cause. Learn more about this condition.
Pectus carinatum, sometimes called "pigeon breast," is caused when the breastbone is pushed outward, and occurs only about a third as often as pectus excavatum. Learn more about this condition.
Pectus excavatum (sometimes called cobbler's chest, sunken chest, or funnel chest) is the most common chest deformity and is caused when several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally, which produces a caved-in or sunken appearance of the chest. Learn more about this condition and the treatments available.
Posterior spinal fusion is the surgical process of straightening the spine and preventing the curve from getting worse. Learn more about this treatment.
There are two forms of scleroderma: localized scleroderma and systemic sclerosis. Localized scleroderma may involve patches of the skin on the trunk, arms, legs or head. Systemic sclerosis is a chronic, degenerative disease that affects the joints, skin, and internal organs. Learn more about these conditions.
Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis associated with psoriasis, a chronic skin and nail disease characterized by red, scaly rashes and thick, pitted fingernails. Learn more about this condition.
Rheumatic fever is a complicated, involved disease that affects the joints, skin, heart, blood vessels and brain that may develop after an infection with streptococcus bacteria. Learn more about this condition.
There are two forms of scleroderma: localized and systemic.
Scoliosis is a deformity of the backbone (spine). It’s when the spine has a side-to-side curve. Learn more about this condition.
Septic arthritis is an infection in the joint (synovial) fluid and joint tissues. Learn more about this condition.