Pediatric Orthopedic

Health problems of children, even if they seem similar to those of the adults need special care and a totally different treatment. Pediatric orthopaedics is the department of medical science that deals with the musculoskeletal issues of children. As we all know, the bone density, muscular strength and suitability to medicines and treatment are all factors that differ hugely between a child and an adult. Therefore, it is important to have a progressive framework in science and medicine that would help the treatment of children in all kinds of problems.

Expertise of Pediatric Orthopedicians

To take a good and informed decision it is important to know the special training an individual has to take up in order to be qualified as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, the various treatments provided by this department and why and when it is important to visit a pediatric orthopaedic doctor for your child. Listed below are the qualifications required to be classified as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon:

  • The individual needs to graduate from an approved medical school, typically a five years course.
  • Graduation from an approved orthopaedic surgery residency program.
  • For paediatricians, an additional subspecialty training in pediatric orthopaedics and pediatric deformity needs to be covered for at least a year.

Treatments by Pediatric Orthopedician

Their several types of treatments provided by a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon or doctor. As we know children are often born with skeletal deformities due to certain problematic pregnancy and other reasons. An important point we need to remember in this case is that the structure of children is always growing and the chances of regeneration of tissues are quite high. A pediatric orthopaedic problem is therefore quite different from the ones found in adults. Listed below are some of the common treatments provided by a pediatric orthopaedic doctor:

  • There are several categories of limb and spine deformities found in infants at birth and some even occur later in the growing ages. Scoliosis, clubfoot and disparity in the length of limbs are some of the most common diagnosable issues among others.
  • Limping or gait abnormality is another pediatric problem that can be both neurological and orthopaedic in children.
  • Fractures are always the most common reasons we visit orthopaedic doctors and in children, it is even more common as they have greater chances of getting hurt and falling down due to their lack of caution. A general orthopaedic doctor may not be able to treat such cases in children as their range of medication and kind of treatment varies widely, hence a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon or doctor.
  • Tumours and infections on the bones and joints are also common problems visible in children which in some cases can escalate to levels that may need surgery and a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon is best suited to perform the job.
  • Neuromuscular disorders like cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and muscular dystrophy also call for the attention of a pediatric orthopaedics doctor.
  • Other issues include discrepancy in bone density, weaker bones and muscular issues which can be treated with specialized medication and food habit for children suggested best by pediatric orthopaedic doctors.

With extensive training and research, the pediatric orthopaedics department of blue bliss hospital has come a long way in treating and curing several issues related to children’s musculoskeletal wellbeing effectively. In various cases, parents often take their children and their problems to general orthopaedic doctors, however, our team of pediatric orthopedicians have wider experience and knowledge in establishing a tactful and empathetic communication with kids. The USP for curing kids is to treat them with care and compassion, in ways that do not make the ailment a big deal for them. Our team of paediatric orthopedicians ace at that.