F3076- Back Pain in Children: Avoiding Disasters (Repeats as F4094)

Topic: Orthopaedics

Sponsors: Section on Orthopaedics (SOOr)

Monday, October 24
9:30AM - 10:15AM
Moscone North, 133

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This session will start with illustrative cases to introduce some of the serious conditions that can be seen in children with back pain. Emphasis will be placed on understanding conditions that are common to young children compared to those seen in older adolescents. Pitfalls and disasters to avoid will be emphasized. The importance of making a specific anatomic diagnosis will be stressed so that the provider may choose to manage the condition, and if referral is needed, determine which pediatric specialty to involve.

Richard Schwend, MD, FAAP

Professor of orthopaedic surgery and pediatrics
Children's Mercy - Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri

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