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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.

Skeletal Dysplasias

Skeletal dysplasia describes a category of rare genetic disorders that affect bones and joints and hinder children’s growth and development. The disorder causes abnormally shaped bones. Learn more about this condition.

Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is a condition in which there is abnormal development of the back bones, spinal cord, surrounding nerves and the fluid-filled sac that surrounds the spinal cord. Learn more about this condition.

Sports Overuse Injuries

 Overuse injuries can also lead to stress fractures. Stress fractures are weak spots or small cracks in the bone caused by continuous overuse. Learn more about sports overuse injuries.

Sprains and Strains

Sports injuries are caused by minor trauma involving muscles, ligaments and/or tendons, including contusions, sprains and strains. Learn more about this condition.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus, also known as SLE or simply lupus, is a disease that is characterized by periodic episodes of inflammation of and damage to the joints, tendons, other connective tissues and organs. Learn more about this condition.

Trigger Thumb

Trigger thumb is caused by a mismatch between the size of the flexor tendon to the thumb and the tendon sheath(the fibrous band over the tendon) causing difficulties with the gliding motion of the thumb. Learn more about this condition.


Children's National Hospital's orthopaedic experts use the VEPTR device to provide specialized care for children with severe chest and spine deformities. Learn more about this treatment.