Welcome to our Parent Perspectives page! On this page, our Pediatric Orthopedics Team, Dr. Shawn Standard, Dr. John Herzenberg and Dr. Philip McClure, will periodically share short video presentations addressing many parents’ questions and concerns about a wide variety of limb lengthening and limb reconstruction topics.
Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons also hold group themed online chats most Thursday nights at 8:30 PM EST. You will have an opportunity to ask the doctors questions and even have them review your child’s X-rays. Please click here for more details on how the chats work and how to sign up. We hope you will join us for an upcoming chat soon!
Parent Perspectives Video Library
Introduction to Parent Perspectives
In this short video, Dr. Shawn Standard gives an overview of what to expect from future installments to the Parent Perspectives video series. Our Pediatric Orthopedics Team, consisting of Dr. Standard, Dr. John Herzenberg and Dr. Philip McClure, will share short video presentations addressing many parents’ questions and concerns about a wide variety of limb lengthening and limb reconstruction topics.
The Art of Shoe Lifts
In this video, Dr. Shawn Standard shares answers to many parents’ frequently asked questions about shoe lifts. What is a shoe lift? When is a shoe lift necessary? How is the lift size determined? What problems can develop from an untreated limb length difference? Will my child develop hip and back problems? How many hours should the shoe lift be used daily? Should a lift be worn during sports? How do you convince a pre-teen or teen to wear a lift? Dr. Standard answers all these questions and more.
Future Parent Perspectives Video Topic Suggestions
We welcome your suggestions for future Parent Perspectives topics. Please email your questions or ideas to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and please put “Parent Perspectives” in the subject line of your email.