Orthopedic Abnormalities in Children
Idiopathic scoliosis occurs most often in adolescent girls. The rotation of the spine usually results in a right-sided prominence.
Bowing of Knees from Rickets
Severe bowing of the knees may be due to rickets. Other clinical signs are usually present in this condition.
A number of conditions occur involving congenital failure of differentiation, such as synostosis of the middle and ring fingers shown here. (From: McMillan J, DeAngelis C, Feigin R, Warshaw J: Oski's Pediatrics, 3rd ed., Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999.)
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