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By Dennis S. Weiner

This revised and prolonged new version keeps the positive factors that made the 1st version (Churchill Livingstone, 1993) this kind of renowned textual content for pediatricians and first care physicians. Orthopaedic issues are prepared based on age of onset and in addition in line with their frequency of prevalence. this is often supplemented by way of useful guidance for orthopedic referral. Distilling an enormous wealth of the authors' adventure, the booklet presents a concise and readable account of all of the major pediatric orthopedic issues and is supplemented with important "pearl" packing containers to focus on salient beneficial properties of the given disease.

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Injuries of the brachial plexus occurring during delivery result in varying degrees of paralysis of the upper extremity. The mechanism of injury is generally a forcible stretching of one or more components of the brachial plexus. Commonly the injuries are a by-product of a difficult delivery involving a large infant. Damage can occur in a cephalic presentation, as a consequence of forced head and neck traction in an effort to deliver broad shoulders through a tight canal. It can also occur in a breech extraction while attempting to deliver the head.

At birth the deformity is readily recognized, although some feet are more rigid than others. It is the feature of rigidity that separates the deformity from postural intrauterine positioning. 7. Anteroposterior (a) and lateral (b) radiographs demonstrating hip subluxation in a young child prior to ossification of the secondary center of the femoral head. 8. Anteroposterior radiograph of an 8-month-old child with a “late appearing” developmental displacement of the hip. 9. Frontal (a) and lateral (b) views of idiopathic rigid clubfoot.

12. Congenital muscular torticollis with prominent sternocleido-mastoid muscle. 1. Infantile scoliosis Left thoracic Males > females Spontaneous correction Brace effectiveness 32 33 Birth palsies (brachial plexus injuries) congenital scoliosis, not all progress and many are simply observed until maturation. Bracing is rarely, if ever, effective in managing progressive curvatures and surgery is generally the only successful treatment. Early recognition and orthopedic referral are recommended for the primary care physician.

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