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Orthopedic conditions affect people of all ages, from new borns to elderly individuals. Some conditions may be congenital while some may be developed after birth.
Our expert team of physicians, surgeons and nurses specialize in providing the utmost care and best possible treatment for spine disorders in the pediatric population.
Sports medicine involves treating sports injuries which occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising.
The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints and is the point where the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum) join.
Limb lengthening is a reconstructive procedure where the deformed bone is straightened or missing bone is replaced.

Dejerine-Sottas Disease

Dejerine-Sottas disease is a rare, genetic disorder affecting the body’s nerves characterized by difficulty or inability to move. The protein layer covering the nerves called the myelin sheath is damaged, affecting the functioning of these nerves.

Some of the main symptoms of Dejerine-Sottas disease include:

  • Loss of sensation in the lower legs, arms and feet
  • Weakness of the limbs and arms
  • Deformities in the foot
  • Delayed acquisition of motor skills
  • Mild loss of hearing
  • Limitation in eye movements
  • Reduced muscle tone

This condition can be diagnosed from the symptoms as well as your child’s medical and familial history. Other tests such as nerve conduction velocity and electromyogram can confirm the diagnosis of the condition.

Dejerine-Sottas disease cannot be cured; however the progression of this condition can be controlled with the help of physical therapy (strengthening exercises for your arms and limbs), use of special shoes to provide support to the ankles, and medications to reduce pain. Patients with the disorder may also require wheel chairs or crutches as the disease progresses.