Osgood-Schlatter Disease Osgood-Schlatter disease is an overuse condition or injury of the knee that causes pain and swelling below the knee area over the shin bone. Fractures in Children Fractures occur when more force is applied to the bone than the bone can absorb. Bones are weakest when they are twisted. Kyphosis Kyphosis is a forward curvature of the spine. It is a type of spinal deformity and should not be confused with poor posture. Lordosis A spine affected by lordosis has a curve in the vertebrae in the lower back area, giving the child a "swayback" appearance. Scoliosis in Children Detailed information on scoliosis, including types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Detailed information on slipped capital femoral epiphysis, including cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment Sever’s Disease Children are at greatest risk of developing Sever’s disease when they have reached the early part of a growth spurt in early puberty.