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World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day - October 19

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Kids, Bones, Joints & Obesity - Tips for Parents and Patients, and Primary Care Providers

Kids and teens suffering from obesity are at much higher risk of developing bone and joint problems. Health care providers, parents and patients should look for the following problems, as finding them early allows for better treatment and may prevent lifelong problems that can interfere with comfort and the ability to lead an active life: Pain in the Back or Hips, Bowed Legs and Knock Knees.

Download and share the Posters below. Separate posters highlight what is important to boys and to girls, and one set of posters is for Parents and Patients, and another set is for Primary Care Providers.

  • Parents - Share these with friends and neighbors, and encourage local community centers to post them, digitally and on poster boards.

  • Primary Care Providers - Share these with patients and their parents, post them in your waiting room, and digitally for other providers to use. 
     

For Parents and Patients

Obetenga versión en español  para padres y pacientes.

For Primary Care Providers


Obtenga versión en español  para proveedores de salud.

Social Media posting suggestions
  • How can obese children alleviate back pain? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y
  • Can physical therapy help relieve back pain in obese children? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y
  • Is pain in the groin a problem for obese boys? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y
  • Is pain in the groin a problem for obese girls? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y
  • What does pain in the groin and the growth plate in the hips have in common? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y
  • Is bowing of the legs common in older obese children? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y
  • Can bowed legs lead to arthritis in obese children? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y
  • How do large thighs in obese children affect their knees, and can you do something about that? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more? http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y  
  • Knock knees can lead to arthritis in obese children. What can you do to prevent that? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y
 
  • Primary Care Providers - Do you see higher incidence of back pain and stress fractures among your pediatric patients, particularly obese patients? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y
  • Primary Care Providers- What should you do about obese pediatric patients presenting with persistent pain in their groin? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y
  • Primary Care Providers - What should you do about obese pediatric patients presenting with an inability to bear weight due to groin pain? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y
  • Primary Care Providers - Can progressive bowing of the legs lead to degenerative problems in obese pediatric patients? How can this be prevented? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y
  • Primary Care Providers - What can you do to prevent knee, shin and foot pain in obese pediatric patients with knock knees? #WorldPBJDay for tips on this and more, http://bit.ly/2g9yu1Y

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Great resources for more Pediatric health tips:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital & Medical Center Omaha
Nationwide Children's
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Scoliosis Research Society
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Washington University School of Medicine

Our thanks to Children's Hospital & Medical Center Omaha, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Washington University School of Medicine, and Nationwide Children's Hospital for developing this year's theme and these posters.

Themes and resources from previous annual World PB&J Days
2015 theme - Childhood and Adolescent ACL Injuries - High number of Knee injuries in girls on the rise with prevention key 
2014 theme - The Adolescent Female Athlete Triad - The Female Athlete Triad: Health Pitfalls for Adolescents
2012 theme - Kids and Vitamin D DeficiencyKids and Vitamin D DeficiencyVitamin D Handout
2011 theme - Kids and the Effects of Obesity on the Musculoskeletal System The Growth Plate, and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
2010 theme - Obesity - Kids and the Effects of Obesity on the Musculoskeletal System