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Bone and Joint Infections

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

Bone Marrow Transplant

Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a special therapy for patients with certain cancers or other diseases. The goal of BMT is to transfuse healthy bone marrow cells when unhealthy bone marrow has been eliminated. Learn more about this treatment.

Bone Tumors

Children’s National Hospital has a team of individuals who are highly skilled and experienced in the treatment of bone tumors, including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma. Learn more about these conditions.

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.

Brachial Plexus Palsy

Brachial plexus palsy in newborns is caused by injury to the nerve roots or nerves to the arm typically during the birthing process.

Brain Tumors

A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain or spinal cord. Learn more about this condition.

Branchial Cleft Abnormalities

A branchial cleft abnormality is a mass of abnormally formed tissues within the neck. These tissues may form pockets called cysts that contain fluid, or they may form passages that drain to an opening in the skin surface called fistulas.

Broken Bones

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

Bronchomalacia

Bronchomalacia is a congenital problem that arises from diminished cartilage support of the smaller airways. The weakened cartilage usually collapses more easily during expiration and causes trapping of secretions.