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Lower extremity conditions

Lower extremity conditions

So many childhood aspirations are linked to the ability to walk straight and tall, run and move gracefully. Performance depends on how well feet, legs, knees and hips function.

The orthopaedic team at Shriners Healthcare for Children — Florida addresses the surgical and non-surgical needs of children so they can achieve their personal best.

Babies born with clubfoot, a limb deficiency or hip dysplasia are among patients seen by the board-certified orthopaedic specialists at Shriners Healthcare for Children — Florida. Care also extends to children and adolescents who suffer accidental and traumatic injuries that impair function.

The course of care is determined individually for each patient. In every case, the goal is to optimize function and put the child on the road to independence.

Conditions we treat


  • Congenital absence of the femur - proximal focal femoral deficiency
  • Hip disarticulation
  • Fibular hemimelia - absent fibula
  • Tibia hemimelia - absent tibia
  • Hemihypertrophy
  • Lower limb deficiency
  • Hip - developmental dislocation of the hip
  • Dislocated hip - ultrasound guided treatment of newborn
  • Dislocated hip - older child 1–6 years of age
  • Acetabular dysplasia
  • Subluxation of the hip
  • Femoral anteversion
  • Femoral retroversion
  • Legg Calve Perthes disease - avascular necrosis of the femoral head 
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

Knee and leg

  • Congenital dislocation of the knee
  • Anterior cruciate ligament tear
  • Posterior cruciate ligament tear
  • Collateral ligaments medial and lateral tear
  • Meniscus medial and lateral tear
  • Congenital dislocation of the knee
  • Genu varum
  • Genu valgum
  • Popliteal cyst - Baker’s cyst
  • Tibia Vara - Blount's disease
  • Osgood Schlatter's disease
  • Patella dislocation
  • Posteromedial bowing of the tibia
  • Pseudarthrosis of the tibia - neurofibromatosis 
  • Internal tibial torsion
  • External tibial torsion
  • Above the knee (AK) amputation

Ankle and foot

  • Accessory navicular
  • Ball and socket ankle 
  • Below the knee (BK) amputation
  • Bunionette
  • Cavus foot
  • Claw toe
  • Clubfoot - Ponsetti casting
  • Curly toe
  • Hallux valgus (bunion)
  • Hammer toe
  • Kohler’s disease
  • Metatarsus adductus
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of talus
  • Pes planus (flat foot)
  • Polydactyly
  • Skewfoot
  • Tarsal coalition
  • Ectrodactyly (lobster claw hand)
  • Vertical Talus - convex pes valgus
  • Foot or toe - amputation 
  • Ankle - Symes amputation