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    A to Z: Abnormality of Gait (Gait Abnormality)

    Abnormality of gait (or gait abnormality) is an unusual walking pattern or style.

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    A to Z: Cerebral Palsy, Infantile

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is a brain disorder that affects muscle tone and motor skills (the ability to coordinate body movements).

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    A to Z: Coxa Valga

    A to Z: Coxa Valga

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    A to Z: Failure to Thrive

    Failure to thrive refers to a child’s inability to gain weight and grow as expected for kids of the same age and gender. Most diagnoses are made in the first few years of life.

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    A to Z: Flat Foot

    Flat foot is a condition in which the arches on the inside of a person’s foot have less curve to them or are flat, so that the entire sole of the foot rests on the ground when the person is standing.

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    A to Z: Hemiplegia

    Learn about congenital disorders and conditions that affect the brain and central nervous system.

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    A to Z: Hyperopia

    Hyperopia is farsightedness, a common condition in which someone can see things in the distance clearly, but things that are closer appear blurry.

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    A to Z: Hypoxemia

    Hypoxemia is a condition in which there is a lower than normal level of oxygen in the blood.

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    A to Z: Myopia

    Myopia is nearsightedness, a common condition in which someone can see things that are close clearly, but things that are farther away appear blurry.

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    A to Z: Neurogenic Bladder

    The term neurogenic bladder refers to a bladder that doesn’t function properly because of nervous damage.

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    A to Z: Quadriplegia

    Learn about complications of spinal cord injuries and conditions that affect the central nervous system.

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    A to Z: Scoliosis

    Learn about scoliosis, an abnormal curvature in the spine often detected just before puberty begins.

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    A to Z: Tetraplegia

    Learn about complications of spinal cord injuries and conditions that affect the central nervous system.

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    Apnea of Prematurity

    Apnea of prematurity (AOP) is a condition in which premature infants stop breathing for 15 to 20 seconds during sleep. AOP usually goes away on its own as a baby matures.

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    Ataxic Cerebral Palsy

    Kids with ataxic CP have trouble with balance. They may walk with their legs farther apart than other kids. And they can have trouble knowing exactly where something is.

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    Birth Defects

    Some birth defects are minor and cause no problems; others cause major disabilities. Learn about the different types of birth defects, and how to help prevent them.

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    Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy (CP) affects a child’s muscle tone, movement, and more. This article explains causes, diagnosis, treatment, and coping.

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    Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy

    Dyskinetic CP, or athetoid CP, is a type of CP. Kids with dyskinetic CP have trouble controlling muscle movement.

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    Failure to Thrive

    Most kids grow well but some have ”failure to thrive.” This means they don’t gain weight as expected and may not grow as tall as they should.

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    Kyphosis

    Everyone’s spine is slightly rounded forward at a gentle angle. If this angle is too pronounced, more than 50 degrees or so, it’s called kyphosis, also known as roundback or hunchback.

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    Retinopathy of Prematurity

    Retinopathy of prematurity, which can happen in premature babies, causes abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina. Some children will need surgery to prevent vision loss or blindness.

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    Scoliosis

    Scoliosis makes a person’s spine curve from side to side. Large curves can cause health problems like pain or breathing trouble. Health care providers treat scoliosis with back braces or surgery when needed.

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    Spastic Cerebral Palsy

    Kids with spastic CP have stiff muscles in the upper part of the body, the lower part, or both.

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    Spina Bifida

    Spina bifida is a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. It’s usually detected before a baby is born and treated right away.

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    When Your Baby Has a Birth Defect

    If your child has a birth defect, you don’t have to go it alone – many people and resources are available to help you.

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