Paediatric Orthopaedics is the study and treatment of growing bones, joints and muscles. Among the most-common conditions we treat are:
Advantages: The paediatric orthopaedic specialists are the doctors for treating congenital, developmental, and traumatic deformities of the spine and extremities in children and young adults.
What Is a Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon?
A paediatric orthopaedist is the best-trained and most experienced doctor to properly evaluate and treat musculoskeletal (bone, joint, or muscle) problems in a child who is still growing. This includes new-born babies up to teenagers.
What kind of training do paediatric orthopaedic surgeons have?
Paediatric orthopaedic surgeons choose to care for children as the focus of their medical practice. The unique nature of medical and surgical care of children is learned from advanced training and experience in practice. They are doctors who have completed additional subspecialty training in paediatric orthopaedics and paediatric spinal deformity.
What type of problems do paediatric orthopaedic surgeons treat?
A child's musculoskeletal problems are different from those of an adult. Because children are still growing, the body's response to injuries, infections, and deformities may be quite different than what would be seen in a full-grown person. Sometimes, what is thought to be a problem in a child is just a variation of growth that resolves with time; the evaluation and treatment of a child is usually quite different than for an adult for a similar problem.
Knee pain and arthritis and stiffness is treated with a variety of methods. This includes medications, physical therapy and exercises, weight loss methods and surgery to replace the worn out cushions between the joint spaces.
Total Hip Replacement (THR) is necessary when none of the other methods to correct a damaged hip is effective. In this operation the surgeon replaces the ball and the socket with metallic replacements and the cartilage with artificial joint material.