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What are common orthopedic problems in children?

There are many different orthopedic problems in children. Some are congenital, meaning that they have had them since birth and started in the womb; others present themselves later on. There are fractures, spine conditions, soft tissue or bone tumors, and hip and knee problems. Some of these are benign and will go away on their own, while some are serious and need immediate attention. If you are concerned that your child has an orthopedic problem, let your primary doctor know so he or she can rule out some of the serious problems.

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