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Dr. Hrasky represented Arizona as a Councilor for the State Orthopedic Society at the Western Ortho meeting in Hawaii this month. Discussions included petitioning Congress for rationality in maintaining access for modern Orthopaedic care for all Americans!

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Backpack Health and Safety

School is now officially in session and we are beginning to hear the rumble of concern over the weight of children’s backpacks.  Remember those lockers of yesteryear? Well it sounds like those are a thing of the past. Yep, kids are now expected to carry, like a pack horse, everything they need on a day ...

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Heel Pain: The Agony of De-Feet

Does your child complain of heel pain with or without a reported injury? Does the pain seem worse after activities or sports play? Are they walking around the house with a limp? Kids that are going through rapid growth, while being active in sports and other activities, can experience heel pain due to overuse. This ...

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Safe Summer Tips!

As another school year in Arizona draws to a close, Cactus Pediatric Orthopaedics/Kids Fracture Care wants to wish you and your family a great vacation season!   We have a few recommendations to keep the Summer Fun, Safe, and Healthy! Sunscreen, Hats, and Sunglasses for the whole family! Yes, we’re “bone doctors” but we care about ...

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Finger Injuries: Helping Put A Finger On The Problem

As the temperatures begin to rise here in Arizona so do the number of finger injuries that we see at Cactus Pediatric Orthopaedics. This occurs as kids come out of winter hibernation and transition back into organized sports, mainly ball sports. It can be difficult to initially differentiate a minor injury (sprain) from a major ...

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Intoeing…should I be worried if my child is “pigeon-toed?”

Intoeing is a description of how someone’s feet point relative to the frame of the body as she walks. Some people in-toe a bit, some out-toe a bit. Very few people walk forward with their toes pointed in a totally straight line. Most forms of intoeing are harmless or “within the bell curve” of what ...

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Sunshine, Vitamin D, Calcium, and Kids’ Fractures

As our name suggests, our practice is obviously focused on pediatric orthopedics.  Yes, fractures are common as kids play and participate in sports.  But many fractures are preventable. That’s why a big part of our job at Cactus Pediatric Orthopaedics is to promote a healthy musculoskeletal system.   We are privileged at Cactus Pediatric Orthopaedics ...

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An Introduction to Pediatric Orthopedics

When it comes to the skeleton, kids are not just mini adults. The child’s skeleton is a work in progress from conception until the late teen years. By age 14 for girls and 16 for boys, the bones are more akin to an adult’s than they are to a 10-year-old sibling. In children, the bones ...

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