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 […]

Question about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Reader’s Question on FAS…   Can Fetal alcohol syndrome be distinguished by doctors and is there a test that can be performed to help with the diagnosis? Significant exposure to alcohol during pregnancy to an infant may be associated with a broad spectrum of developmental problems that can range from learning disabilities to severe mental […]

“What challenges can be expected when arthrogryposis ?

“What challenges can be expected when arthrogryposis is indicated on the adoptive child’s medical record?” Arthrogryposis refers to a symptom complex characterized by multiple joint contractures present at birth. This is a description of what we see when the child is born. It is usually caused by decreased fetal movement of whatever etiology. This is […]