When 7-year-old Naomi Adrian took a spill on the school playground earlier this year and a schoolmate fell on top of her left leg, she got up with a slight limp. After what appeared to be a bruise kept growing, and as Naomi continued to walk awkwardly, her mother, Maria Nino, took her to the […]
With some kids and teens returning to team sports after an extended break amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and pediatricians alike have safety top of mind. Taking care of your physical and mental well-being will lead to more achievement and fun on the field, says Dr. Matthew Kornswiet, a sports medicine pediatrician in CHOC Primary […]
CHOC is one of a select number of pediatric facilities nationwide to have been ranked today as a best children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. The following CHOC specialties are honored in the 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings: neonatology; cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopaedics; pulmonology; and urology. Both orthopaedics and […]
Dr. Lucy Morizio’s connection to orthopaedics began long before she joined CHOC as director of the Orthopaedic Institute. A self-described daredevil as a child, when Lucy was 5 years old, she fell off her swing set and broke her fibula – a bone in the lower leg. She didn’t know it at the time, but […]
Having surgery is not easy, and no one knows that better than someone who has been through it. CHOC patients who have undergone surgery for either scoliosis or pectus excavatum have banded together to form a mentorship program for other patients who will be undergoing the same procedures. Teens and adolescents can connect with a […]
Casey was diagnosed with scoliosis at 10. At age 17, she had scoliosis surgery at CHOC Hospital. Today, she’s a thriving college student.
Jennifer was diagnosed with scoliosis at 8 years old. After several lifestyle modifications and dedication to wearing a back brace, she was able to avoid scoliosis surgery.