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Scoliosis can affect more than one family member. Any child with a parent or sibling who has scoliosis should be screened by a health care provider, advises the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
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Congenital and Hereditary Disorders

Osteogenesis Imperfecta in Children
Osteogenesis Imperfecta in Children What is osteogenesis imperfecta? Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle-bone disease, is a genetic (inherited) disorder characterized by bones that break easily without a specific cause. An estimated 20,000 to 50,000 people in the U.S. have this disease. OI can affect males and females of all races. What causes osteogenesis imperfecta? The cause of OI is believed to be because of a genetic defect that causes imperfectly formed or an inadequate amount of b...
Congenital Hand Deformities
Congenital Hand Deformities What are congenital hand deformities? Congenital anomalies are deformities that are present at birth. Any type of deformity in a newborn can become a challenge for the child as he or she grows. Hand deformities can be particularly disabling as the child learns to interact with the environment through the use of his or her hands. The degree of deformity varies from a minor deformity, such as unequal fingers, to a severe deformity, such as total absence of a bone. Early consult...