We are committed to making a difference in families’ lives by providing excellent patient care to pediatric patients with musculoskeletal and spinal conditions.
Orthokids.org is a great educational resource for pediatric orthopaedic conditions.
The Scoliosis Research Society are orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons dedicated to the research, education, and care of all forms spinal deformity in adults and children.
OrthoInfo.org is a patient educational website by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
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Five Things Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons and Parents should question.
Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are specialists who treat musculoskeletal (bone, joint, back, or muscle) problems in children. Their specialty training is particularly valuable when treating bones that are still growing.
All orthopaedic surgeons must graduate from medical school and complete 5 years of residency (on-the-job) training. After residency, most pediatric orthopedic surgeons complete 1 or 2 additional years of subspecialty training, in which they focus on mastering the special needs of growing children.
Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons diagnose and treat a variety of problems with the arms, legs and spine. Problems walking, crooked limbs, legs of different lengths, curves in the spine, broken bones, bone/joint infections or tumors, and birth defects of the hands or feet are just some examples of the conditions that may require a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon.
Children with complex pediatric problems such as developmental delay, skeletal dysplasias, or other syndromes are usually best managed by a multidisciplinary, medical-surgical team.
Children are not just small adults. Their growing bones pose different challenges than those of adults. Sometimes, what looks like a problem in a child is just a variation that the child will outgrow over time. Some common pediatric problems don’t even occur in adults. Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, their offices, and supporting staff are all equipped to deal with kids and families to create a comfortable, patient-focused and family-friendly environment.
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