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Orthopaedic Congenital Disorders

A congenital disorder is a medical condition present at birth. The World Health Organization estimates that congenital disorders affect about one in every 33 babies each year. The severity of symptoms varies, depending on the disorder. Some complications develop as the child ages, while others impact the growing fetus and require immediate attention upon birth or even before.

Pediatric orthopaedists at Children's of Mississippi, a part of University of Mississippi Medical Center, are experienced with the range of congenital disorders and offer collaborative, comprehensive, and compassionate care for young patients and their families.

Congenital disorders we treat

Our orthopaedists have the compassion and experience to treat a variety of congenital disorders, including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta ("brittle bone disease")
  • Skeletal dysplasias (affects bone development and stature)
  • Spina bifida