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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine



Keeping Young Athletes in the Game

See the recent special showing how Children’s helps kids stay in the game amidst sports injuries and health conditions.
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New Hope for Damaged Nerves

New Hope for Damaged Nerves

The Brachial Plexus Palsy Clinic helps kids regain function from a condition once thought to be untreatable. 
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Children’s Story Project

The Children’s Story Project features stories written by patients and families about how Seattle Children’s has impacted their lives.
Featured story: Leona’s story
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A Rare Comparison

Seattle Children’s is a leader in using regional nerve blocks to improve kids’ surgical experiences. Regional anesthesia reduces their need for narcotic pain killers and helps control their postoperative pain and nausea.
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Focusing on Function

Seattle Children’s bone dysplasia team is the region’s resource for helping children and families anticipate and address the medical and physical challenges of dwarfism.
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Mending Our Kids: A Seattle Children’s HealthLink Special

This one-hour special features Seattle Children’s internationally-recognized Orthopedics Program.
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Little Katrina Stands Tall

At age 5 and just 2-feet-11-inches tall, Katrina Wagner is a dwarf. She has a type of dwarfism known as kniest dysplasia. Her condition can’t be “cured,” but that doesn’t mean nothing can be done.
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Focused on Normality, Holloway is Still a Standout

Katie Holloway is one of the best basketball players on the West Coast. Here’s her secret. Katie has one foot.
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New Treatments for Scoliosis

Dr. Bruder Stapleton talks about new medical procedures that are giving hope to children with scoliosis, or a curving of the spine.
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Sports Injury Leads to Cancer Diagnosis

Caitlin is a 16-year-old who was diagnosed with bone cancer after fracturing her leg in a basketball game.
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Treatment for High Risk Neuroblastoma

Watch this six-minute video about Sam, a 3-year-old, whose limb turned out to be a bone tumor called high risk neuroblastoma.
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Life and Limb: Improving Bone Tumor Treatment

Children diagnosed with bone cancer today not only have an excellent chance of surviving; they can — if treated at the right place — expect to keep their limb.
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Protecting teens from sports injuries

Dr. Gregory A. Schmale is interviewed about ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries for Parent Map magazine.
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How much is too much in youth sports?

Dr. Gregory A. Schamle is interviewed about this topic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
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