COOL Kids Triathlon is this Saturday

The 2019 COOL Kids Triathlon, brought to you by Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, is Saturday, June 8. There’s still time to register! It’s not a race — the idea is to finish and have some fun trying […]

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Scoliosis screening recommended for children ages 9-12

Scoliosis screening is most helpful during an adolescent’s growth spurt beginning about age 10. If your health care provider detects a curve in the spine that needs treatment, a brace will often correct the condition […]

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What is Little League elbow?

Spring is officially here — and that means young pitchers and catchers are reporting to baseball fields all across Louisville and Southern Indiana. Youth baseball is a fun and healthy spring and summer sport for […]

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Tips to prepare your child for a kid-size triathlon

Completing a triathlon is a challenging task no matter your age. The grueling three-leg race consisting of swimming, running and bicycling is challenging both mentally and physically. Now kids are getting in on the action […]

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A Lost Boy of Sudan finds refuge caring for injured children

Abraham Aluel greeted 5-year-old Hunter with a smile. The young boy, there to get an X-ray of his leg, extended his hand. Abraham took it. There was an instant bond between the two as they […]

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A mother’s effort to prevent kids’ head injuries with bike helmets

Nine years ago, at age 7, T.J. Floyd lost his independence just as he was discovering it. His parents, Heather and Bo, lost the child they knew — and all the dreams and aspirations they […]

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How to know if a child’s bone is broken and what to do

Your child comes home and complains that an arm or a leg hurts. What do you do? Only a doctor can diagnose a broken arm or a broken leg, but you can look for signs […]

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Surgeons use 3D model to prepare more precisely for teen’s complex scoliosis treatment

Gracie Latkovski is sitting up straighter and breathing easier after undergoing state-of-the-art spine surgery. Her surgeons were able to be precise in her complex surgery by preparing with the help of a 3D printed replica […]

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Girl won’t let cerebral palsy hold her back

Cristal Molina Baheng, 12, amazes her orthopedic surgeon. That’s not just because of the things she does, like participate in a middle school musical, but because of what she doesn’t do, which is to ignore […]

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Brachial plexus injuries most common in newborns

When many people think of shoulder issues, a professional athlete often comes to mind. But every year, thousands of babies in the U.S. are born with a brachial plexus injury. The brachial plexus is a […]

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ACL injuries, knee sprains and other soccer injuries more common this time of year

Youth soccer in the United States has exploded in popularity since it emerged decades ago. But as the number of players has increased, knee injuries and other ailments have soared as well. According to a […]

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Kent L. Walker, D.O., COOL’s newest pediatric orthopedic surgeon

Kent L. Walker, D.O., pediatric orthopedic surgeon, has joined Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville. Dr. Walker earned his undergraduate degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of […]

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