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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Hip dysplasia affects thousands of babies a year

When many people think of hip issues, an elderly person might come to mind. But every year, thousands of babies in the U.S. are born with hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia is the medical term for […]

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New interactive technology makes physical therapy feel like a virtual reality game

Caleb McKenzie has been getting physical therapy for cerebral palsy since he was about 9 months old. Now 4, Caleb goes to therapy four times a week to master walking. “It is something the rest […]

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Field hockey injuries rising with sport’s popularity

As field hockey gains popularity among Louisville and Southern Indiana teens, pediatric orthopedists are seeing more injuries. Hand and wrist fractures from balls or sticks, knee and ankle sprains, overuse injuries such as tendinitis and […]

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Is your child’s backpack too heavy?

As the school year kicks off with that new backpack full of school supplies, now is the time to do a safety check on your child’s back. “Many students carry too much weight on their […]

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