Muscular Dystrophy
    March 5, 2003
    Muscular Dystrophy: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to muscular dystrophy: Fundraising telethons and vague images of disabled children loom in most parents' minds when they hear the words "muscular dystrophy." The truth is that rapid advan…

    Why is my Child Limping?
    January 11, 2003
    Why is my Child Limping?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When kids at that age limp, it is usually wise to have a blood test and an imaging study of the leg to get an idea what is going on. One of the most common causes of limp and rash…

    November 4, 2002
    Torticollis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to torticollis: “What is that lump in my baby’s neck?” “Why does my baby only turn his head to one side?” Could it be torticollis? What is it? The Latin word tortus means ‘twi…

    Children's Back Pain Is Real And Needs Proper Evaluation
    December 2, 1999
    Children’s Back Pain Is Real And Needs Proper Evaluation

    Children's health issues are just the same as adult health issues -- only smaller.  In adults, back pain is a common musculoskeletal problem.  In children, back pain should be taken seriously.  (mo…

    Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis
    June 11, 1998
    Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Torticollis comes from two old Latin words: torqueo -- to twist, and collum – neck. Torticollis is the name we give to anyone with a twist in the neck, for whatever reason. It i…

    Fibrous Dysplasia
    April 21, 1997
    Fibrous Dysplasia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I commend your desire to become an expert on fibrous dysplasia. Since our health is so central to our entire experience of life, becoming knowledgeable about our health is of grea…

    March 3, 1997
    Ergonomic Safety

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When Goldilocks entered the house of the 3 bears, she was quick to recognize when the porridge was "too hot" or the chair was "too big" for someone her size. She had the good fort…

    Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
    January 13, 1997
    Henoch-Schonlein Purpura aka HSP

    Dr. Greene's Answer: No one knows what causes it. We do know that it often follows a viral respiratory infection. It seems to be some kind of allergic reaction to the virus. It has also been seen foll…

    November 25, 1996
    Treatment for Tibial Torsion

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many parents share the concern that their children's feet don't line up straight. The most common cause of in-toeing in toddlers is internal tibial torsion (the large bone in the …

    October 9, 1996
    Arthrogryposis: The importance of understanding as much as possible about your daughter’s condition

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Although arthrogryposis is not a familiar term to most people, arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) affects about 3 out of 1000 people, or about 750,000 people in the United S…