Pediatric orthopedic providers specialize in treating problems that can affect a child’s musculoskeletal system, including bone deformities, neuromuscular disorders, and spinal problems.
Pediatric orthopedic conditions tend to be unique to kids, meaning that adults are not affected in the same way, if at all. Therefore, a higher level of training is required to be a pediatric orthopedic specialist. Conditions treated include deformities and improper growth of the spine, limbs, hands and feet, hips, pelvis, and chest. We also provide evaluation and treatment for children with scoliosis, walking disorders, fragile bones, hip dysplasia, Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, muscular dystrophy, and more.
Non-surgical treatment is always the most conservative choice for kids, and it is very effective for many conditions.
Your child may need specialized physical therapy to progressively strengthen and condition muscles, restore function, and become physically independent. Custom orthotics and bracing equipment can also help with therapy and healing. When surgery is needed to correct a deformity, such as limb lengthening or reconstructive surgery, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon should be your first call. Find more information about orthopedics in our patient education library.
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