Avascular necrosis

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is a disease resulting from the temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone.

Continuous passive motion (CPM)

A Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) device maintains movement of a joint after limb sparing surgery.

Hamstring flexibility

Children treated for cancer often have tightness in the big group of muscles on the back of the thigh -- the hamstrings.

How to use a cane

Canes are generally used when a little support is needed for balance and weakness.

How to use a walker

Walkers are more stable than crutches or canes. A walker will be recommended if you need a lot of support.

How to use crutches

Instructions on the use and benefits of crutches.

Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is the kind of pain you feel when nerves are damaged or irritated.

Peripheral neuropathy

Damage to nerves may cause tingling, numbness or weakness in the hands and feet after treatment with certain chemotherapy drugs.

Rehabilitation and transplant

The transplant process is physically demanding. There are steps however that you can take to help your child maintain strength, flexibility, and endurance throughout treatment.

Use of TENS for pain relief

A Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) unit is a small, battery-operated device about the size of a beeper.

What you can do to help your child in pain

If your child is feeling pain, it is important that you tell his doctor or nurse right away. With treatment, most pain can be reduced easily.

When hands need help

At first, dressing yourself, bathing, and eating might seem hard or impossible with one hand or with weak hands. Many times a few simple changes make these tasks easier...