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Dr. Francois Lalonde D.

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Medical Staff

Medical Staff

Background Information

Employment History

Physician
Children's Hospital of Orange County

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Children's Hospital of Orange County

Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist
Children's Hospital of Orange County

Education

M.D.

MD



University of Toronto

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Francois Lalonde, MD Medical Staff President-Elect


CHOC Children's Video -

www.choc.org, 4 April 2014 [cached]

Pediatric Orthopaedics: Dr. Lalonde, CHOC Children's

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Pediatric Orthopaedics: Dr. Lalonde, CHOC Children's
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In this segment of American Health Journal, Dr. Francois Lalonde, physician at CHOC Children's, tells us about the conditions that pediatric orthopedics treat.


CHOC Press Room - CHOC Recommends Safety Precautions To Ensure a Fun And Safe Winter Season on The Slopes

www.choc.org, 3 Jan 2008 [cached]

Dr. Francois D. Lalonde, orthopaedic surgeon at Childrens's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), recommends that parents take simple precautions to prevent their children and families from injury while enjoying the winter fun.

Common injuries for snowboarding and skiing enthusiasts include forearm, shoulder, knee and ankle injuries ranging from sprains and strains to fractures. While snowboarding and skiing are similar, they vary when it comes to the type of injuries usually sustained by participants of each sport. Skiing tends to result in more knee and lower extremity injuries, while snowboarding tends to result in shoulder, wrist, forearm, and ankle injuries.
CHOC and Dr. Lalonde offer the following tips to ensure a fun and safe winter season on the slopes.


"Symptoms depend on the magnitude of ...

www.choc.org, 3 Jan 2008 [cached]

"Symptoms depend on the magnitude of the curvature," said Dr. Francois Lalonde, a pediatric orthopedic specialist at Children's Hospital of Orange County.

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It's cost-effective if you catch it early on and can have an effect on the outcome," said Lalonde.
What are the treatment options?
Experts say treatment is influenced by factors such as gender, severity, location of the curve and bone maturity.
"If you're young and have this condition, there's a chance it could progress with growth," Lalonde said.
A curve severe enough to require treatment is 8 percent more common in females. Having family members with scoliosis increases a person's risk by 20 percent, according to the Scoliosis Research Society.
Lalonde said general guidelines for treatment include:
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The families and patients are active in decision-making," Lalonde said.
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We try to maintain mobile segments above and below the fusions," Lalonde said. "The more segments that are left, the more mobility they'll have after."
The operation usually lasts four to eight hours and the patient remains in a hospital for up to a week. Children can return to school after four to six weeks, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and can participate in sports within six months to a year.
"It's a major surgical event and a stressful time," Lalonde said.
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"People can expect to live a good life after surgery and minimize having back issues in the future," Lalonde said.


CHOC Pressroom - CHOC Recommends Safety Precautions To Ensure a Fun And Safe Winter Season on The Slopes

www.choc.org, 3 Jan 2008 [cached]

Dr. Francois D. Lalonde, orthopaedic surgeon at Childrensï¾'s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), recommends that parents take simple precautions to prevent their children and families from injury while enjoying the winter fun.

Common injuries for snowboarding and skiing enthusiasts include forearm, shoulder, knee and ankle injuries ranging from sprains and strains to fractures. While snowboarding and skiing are similar, they vary when it comes to the type of injuries usually sustained by participants of each sport. Skiing tends to result in more knee and lower extremity injuries, while snowboarding tends to result in shoulder, wrist, forearm, and ankle injuries.
CHOC and Dr. Lalonde offer the following tips to ensure a fun and safe winter season on the slopes.

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