The following organizations provide additional information and/or support groups for families and children with a pediatric orthopaedic condition.
Scoliosis Research Society: a premier international society aimed at fostering optimal care for all patients with spinal deformities.
Growing Spine Study Group (GSSG): a group of 60 pediatric spine surgeons at 30 children's hospitals and medical institutions working to improve the care of patients with early onset scoliosis and related deformities through research, education and advocacy.
Little People of America (LPA): a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families.
The Marfan Foundation: a nonprofit organization that aims to create a brighter future for everyone affected by Marfan syndrome and related disorders.
The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA): a nonprofit professional organization of over 1400 surgeons, physicians and allied health members dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal care for children and adolescents through education, research, quality, safety and value initiatives, advocacy, and global outreach to children in underserved areas.
OrthoKids: a website for kids and parents that offers information about pediatric orthopaedic conditions, injury prevention and treatment; the content is provided by the members of POSNA.
Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation: a nonprofit organization devoted to empowering families impacted by scoliosis through education, connection and research.
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