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GeneralPediatrics.com is the General Pediatrician's View of the Internet.

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Live Webcast Pediatric Osteotomy Surgery

St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, MN, plans to broadcast a pediatric osteotomy surgery. The webcast is slated for Monday, April 30, 2007, at 12:00 p.m. CDT.

Duluth Clinic pediatric orthopaedic surgeon David Gordon, MD, will perform the live procedure. Duluth Clinic orthopaedic surgeons Laura Trombino, MD, and Thomas Patnoe, MD, will help explain the surgery and answer questions as they are e-mailed by viewers. "When it's appropriate, an osteotomy procedure can make a big difference in the life of a child," explains Dr. Gordon.

During an osteotomy, a surgeon cuts the misaligned bone, and either adds or removes a wedge of bone to correct the problem. The physician then fixes the realigned bone into place using a system of pins or plates and screws, depending on the situation.

An osteotomy is also used to correct developmental dysplasia of the hip. This condition is caused by the abnormal development of one or both hip joints. In this case, surgery may involve reshaping of the hip socket or thighbone. Children must often wear a special hard cast after surgery to position the hip joint until it heals.

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MetaTextbook of Pediatric Radiology Musculoskeletal Conditions

Virtual Childrens Hospital MetaTextbook of Pediatric Radiology: Musculoskeletal Conditions. Part of PediatricRadiology.com, a pediatric radiology and pediatric imaging digital library that can be used by radiologists and pediatricians while working for pediatric radiology learning, teaching, and communicating. Specifically, PediatricRadiology.com can be used by radiologists and pediatricians at the point-of-care to seek answers to questions for the purpose of improving patients' care, outcomes, and lives.

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PediatricEducation.org

PediatricEducation.org is a Pediatric Digital Library and Learning Collaboratory intended to serve as a source of continuing pediatric education.

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Pritzker School of Medicine Pediatrics Clerkship Orthopaedics

Contents - Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries Back Pain Bone Tumors Clavicle Fractures Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) Flat feet Growing Pains Hair Tourniquets Hip Pain Intoeing Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Limp or Painful Lower Extremity Nursemaid's Elbow Osgood-Schlatter's Disease Osteomyelitis Puncture wounds of the foot Scoliosis Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) Torticollis

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  • Chris Oliver