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Children with injuries require special attention. Damage to immature bones and joints needs to be recognized immediately and treated appropriately. Be sure to have your child evaluated by a Physician who has advanced training in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

  • Forearm Fractures in Children

    Forearm Fractures in Children

    The radius (bone on the thumb side) and ulna (bone on the little-finger side) are the two bones of the forearm. Forearm fractures can occur near the wrist, near the elbow or in the middle of the forearm. Apart from this, the bones in children are prone to a unique injury known as a growth plate fracture.

  • Elbow Fractures in Children

    Elbow Fractures in Children

    A break in any of the bones that form the elbow is called an elbow fracture. Fractures are more common in children due to their physical activities as well as their bone properties. An elbow fracture most commonly occurs when your child falls on an outstretched arm.

  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow

    Throwing Injuries of the Elbow

    An athlete uses an overhand throw to achieve greater speed and distance. Repeated throwing in sports such as baseball and basketball can place a lot of stress on the joints of the arm, and lead to weakening and ultimately, injury to the structures in the elbow.

  • Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder

    Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder

    Throwing injuries of the shoulder are injuries sustained as a result of trauma by athletes during sports activities that involve repetitive overhand motions of the arm as in baseball, American football, volleyball, rugby, tennis, track and field events, etc. Throwing injuries are mostly seen in the shoulder and elbow and can occur due to improper techniques, training errors, muscle imbalance, and overuse of muscles.

  • Injury Prevention

    Injury Prevention

    Injury prevention can be defined as measures aimed at preventing or reducing the severity of bodily injuries during recreational/sports-related activities. These preventive measures may include the use of protective devices and sports gear such as helmets, pads, and gloves, and doing adequate warm-up exercises prior to engaging in sports and recreational activities.

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  • Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists

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    Burbank, CA 91505

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