Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a fairly common problem in the newborn, occurring in about 1:1000 live births. DDH includes hips that are dislocated (completely out of the joint) as well as those hips that are subluxated (partially out) and those that are in but can be pushed almost out...
Leg pains are common in children. It is important to be able to identify red flags that may suggest a problem requiring medical attention.
Poor posture in adolescence is not necessarily a problem. While in past centuries, poor posture was associated with disease, in modern times this is rarely the case. Poor posture does not cause chronic back problems. But be prepared. When your teenager straightens up, it may mean something.
Growth plate fractures are very common. Most are innocuous, but some can result in permanent injury to the growth plate. It is very important to seek consultation from a pediatric orthopaedic specialist.