Selected TopicsCopping Coping With the Braced LimbsRebello, Gleeson MD; Joseph, Benjamin MS Orth, MCh Orth, FRCS Ed Author Information Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA No financial support was received. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Reprints: Benjamin Joseph, MS Orth, MCh Orth, FRCS Ed, 18 HIG HUDCO Colony, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India. E-mail: [email protected]. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: November/December 2022 - Volume 42 - Issue 10 - p e985-e986 doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001937 Buy Metrics Abstract Harold Copping illustrated an edition of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol.” One of the paintings of Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim in the book shows Tiny Tim wearing braces on his lower limbs. Several diagnoses of Tiny Tim’s ailment have been suggested in the past but based on the details of Copping’s painting we suggest that he had rickets. The above-knee braces with uprights only on the lateral side of the limbs may have been given to prevent genu valgum, a common deformity in childhood rickets. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.