Special needs newborn with bilateral clubfoot.

My referral is a special needs newborn with bilateral clubfoot. What is this condition and is it correctable? Clubfoot is a very common birth defect. It appears more commonly than any other birth defect. Approximately one baby in 300 is born with a clubfoot and there seems to be a greater number of boys to […]

Congenital hip dysplasia in the orphan child

Congenital hip dysplasia in the orphan child   Dysplasia     This term is antiquated and the only reference that was found was from literature dating from the 1970’s. It does indeed refer to dysplasia of the hip, but that does not necessarily mean that there is true medical disease of the hip.    The […]

Flat heads in Adopted children

Many orphan children come home with misshapen head and have to go through “helmet therapy.” Can you explain why this occurs? Thank you for your question. I take it to mean that you are seeing many children with heads, which are asymmetric. This is not necessarily a problem but it is a common complaint for […]