Boston Othotics and Prosthetics

Resources for Parents & Patients

National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS)

NCYS exists to enhance the youth sports experience in America for today and for generations to come! The NCYS reach is broad and deep into the grassroots of America's heartland. NCYS is the portal to the youth sports industry. No other sport organization in America reaches more grassroots participants than the combined membership of the NCYS. The NCYS members are the gatekeepers, the key decision-makers, the power of influence and behavior, and the advocates for valued youth sports participation.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials. For more information on Osgood Schlatter Syndrome, please click on the link below.

Little League Elbow (LLE) Syndrome 

Little league elbow (LLE) syndrome is an overload or overstress injury to the elbow that occurs as a result of repetitive throwing motions. Increased single-sport participation with year-round training, higher intensities at young ages, and longer competitive seasons are contributing factors to the increased injury rates seen in pediatric athletes. 

Sever's Disease

Sever's disease is a painful bone disorder that results from inflammation (swelling) of the growth plate in the heel. It is a common cause of heel pain in growing kids, especially those who are physically active. 

Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Disease (SLJ)

Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Disease is typically found in kids between the ages of 7-13 and typically in those that perform repetitive running and jumping.  Repetitive stress can cause this swelling of the bone to become irritated and inflamed, resulting in SLJ. 

Periostitis (shin splints)

Periostitis is a condition that typically affects people who repetitively jump, run, or lift heavy weights. If you’re an avid runner, you may be familiar with shin splints, which are a type of periostitis. Repetitive stress on the tibia, or shinbone, causes shin splints. This condition often improves with rest, but it can lead to chronic discomfort and pain.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

OrthoInfo is a trusted source of information about musculoskeletal conditions and injuries — how they are treated, as well as how they can be prevented. The articles and videos are developed by orthopaedic surgeons who are members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. For more information on stress fractures, please click on the link below. 

Muscle Strain 

Any torn muscle is called a muscle strain and this is the same as a pulled muscle. The direct cause of every muscle strain is traumatic ripping of the muscle tissue, usually at the point where the muscle meets its tendon.