Tag Archive: Dr. Victoria Kuester

Angela Davis gave her 11-year-old daughter Emily a hug like she had done many times before, but this time something felt different. “She noticed that my shoulder blades didn’t seem like they were in the right place,” said Emily. “We went to the doctor the next day.” Although Emily had seen her pediatrician just six months prior for her regular checkup, her scoliosis wasn’t discovered until she hit a growth... View Article

Jul 12 2019

Kids’ bodies are growing and changing every day and this includes certain parts of their bones. Because of this, the treatment for broken bones and bone injuries in children can be very different than the treatment for adults. Whenever a child has a broken bone or an overuse injury, growth plates – the areas in their bones that are still growing – need to be a special consideration. Here’s what... View Article

Mar 21 2019

Seeing Lucy Wiese’s sweet smile and bright blue eyes light up the month of September in our hospital calendar you might never know the day she’d had. When the photo was taken she’d just come from multiple medical appointments, including a dental visit that turned out to be longer and more complex than expected, but Lucy jumped right in and got the job done. She quickly changed her outfit, agreed... View Article

Sep 26 2018

“I marvel at how much he’s able to do when I think back on where we started with his feet,” Allison Wolf says thankfully about her 4-year-old son Colton, whose list of favorite activities includes playing soccer, swimming, doing gymnastics and racing BMX bikes. “He’s a very active kid.” Colton was born with clubfoot, a deformity of the positioning of the foot. With this condition, the foot points downward and... View Article

Jun 1 2018

Grinning playfully, Luca Watkins zoomed around the third floor of the Children’s Pavilion during our 2017 calendar photo shoot, showing off his new mobility equipment and checking out our water-themed interactive wall display. He’d been using a dynamic stander (pictured with him in his calendar photo) for about two months. Being a curious two-year-old, he’d already mastered how to move himself around in it quickly – which kept our photographer... View Article

Oct 31 2017

by Dr. Victoria Kuester, Orthopaedic SurgeonAs the parent of a child with growing pains, I know it can be troublesome when a child wakes up multiple times in the middle of the night with pain in their legs. Here’s information about this common childhood issue and what you can do to help: What are growing pains? Are they real? What is happening within a child’s body that causes growing pains?... View Article

May 1 2017

A child’s first attempts at walking aren’t always perfectly smooth, and there are some important things to be aware of as you watch your child’s shaky first steps develop into a steady walk. Dr. Victoria Kuester, orthopaedic surgeon and mom of two, highlights what can be helpful to know about in-toeing, a common condition that can become apparent with a child’s first steps and in the active years that follow. ... View Article

Dec 2 2016

With their active lifestyles, kids are frequently taking tumbles and injuring themselves as they run, climb and play. Broken bones, or fractures, are common in childhood, but not every fall results in a broken bone. How do you know when it’s more than just a bump or bruise and when to take your child in to see the doctor? In the article below, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Victoria Kuester outlines what... View Article

Mar 30 2016

With their active lifestyles, kids are frequently taking tumbles and injuring themselves as they run, climb and play. Broken bones, or fractures, are common in childhood, but not every fall results in a broken bone. How do you know when it’s more than just a bump or bruise and when to take your child in to see the doctor? In the article below, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Victoria Kuester outlines what... View Article

Mar 30 2016