What is¬†Pediatric Orthopedics?
Paediatric Orthopaedics ( Pediatric Orthopedics ) involves the study and treatment of developing bones, joints and muscles. A Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon is a specialist in treating musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents.
Growth and development in children could sometimes be disrupted due to certain conditions such as injuries, birth defects, neurological disorders, or bone infections. These injuries or diseases must be treated as soon as possible as they could may alter or obstruct normal growth in children. Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery is a powerful tool that helps to improve musculoskeletal function in different types of childhood disorders.
What are some of the conditions in paediatric orthopaedics?
- Traumatic injuries
- Bone infections
- Joint Infections
- Neuromuscular Disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscle Dystrophy
- Congenital Malformations such as Club Foot, Congenital Vertical Talus etc.
- Spinal disorders
- Limb Deformities such as Bow legs, Knock knees, Flat Feet, etc.
- Perthes disease
- Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
- Burns Contractures
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sports Injuries
- Postural disorders
- Irritable Hip
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