Spina Bifida Center | Conditions We Treat

Clubfoot

If your child has been diagnosed with a clubfoot, you’ll have concerns and questions about his health, treatment, recovery and other issues. It may comfort you to know that Boston Children's Hospital...

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Hip Impingement

What is hip impingement? Hip impingement, also called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), occurs when there is an abnormality in one or both of the bones in the hip joint, causing friction in the...

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Hydrocephalus

What is hydrocephalus? Hydrocephalus — also called “water on the brain” — is a term used to describe several different problems that cause fluid to build up in or around the brain or to drain...

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Kyphosis

If your child or teen has been diagnosed with kyphosis (also known as hyper-kyphosis), we know that you and your family are concerned. At Boston Children’s Hospital, we’ll approach your child’s...

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Lordosis

The curves of the spine Just as the shapes of peoples' bodies differ, the normal spine varies in size and shape. You may have been told to stand up straight, but no one's spine is perfectly straight....

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Tethered Spinal Cord

What is a tethered spinal cord? A tethered spinal cord occurs when the spinal cord is attached to tissue around the spine, most commonly at the base of the spine. As a result, the spinal cord can’t...

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Chiari Malformation

What is Chiari malformation? Chiari malformation is an abnormality in the back of the head where the brain and spinal cord meet. It causes some of the brain tissue at the base of the skull to be...

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