Paediatric Orthopaedics

What is Paediatric Orthopaedics?

Paediatric Orthopaedics is the study and treatment of growing bones, joints and muscles. A Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon is dedicated to the care of musculoskeletal problems in children and adolescents and is a super-specialist in his/her field. By completing fellowships or other specialised training (usually in Western Countries) in Paediatric Orthopaedics, they have raised their clinical skills to a level that allows them to promote the highest level of health care for children. There are only a handful of trained and qualified Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons in India.

What is the importance of Paediatric Orthopaedics?

Growth and development is a process that occurs smoothly in most children. However, this orderly process may be disrupted in conditions like injuries, birth malformations, neurological disorders, or bone infections. It is crucial that an expert effectively treats these injuries or diseases as soon as possible. Because childhood injuries or disease may alter or impede growth, a Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon uses a developmental approach to ensure each child's optimal lifetime function. Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery is a valuable and powerful tool in the rehabilitation armamentarium for improving musculoskeletal function in several childhood disorders.

What conditions are treated by our medical team?

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Bone and Joint Infections
  • Neuromuscular Disorders, e.g., Cerebral Palsy, Poliomyelitis, Spina Bifida, Muscle Dystrophy
  • Congenital Malformations, e.g., Club Foot, Congenital Vertical Talus, DDH, etc.
  • Spinal problems
  • Limb Deformities, e.g., Bow legs, Knock knees, Torsional problems, Flat Feet, etc.
  • Perthes disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, Coxa vara
  • Burns Contractures
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Postural disorders, including Backpack injuries and Computer Related Injuries

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Goals of the Paediatric Orthopaedics Web Page

This web page has been designed with two specific goals in mind:

1. To provide parents with specific information about their child's condition/illness.
2. To help parents and children cope with the difficulties, uncertainties, and sometimes stressful circumstances that accompany surgery. This goal is achieved by providing details about what happens during various surgical procedures, the hospital stay post-operatively, and during the return to home (upon discharge). Advice is given along the way to help your child be comfortable during this potentially stressful time and to answer questions as, and even before, they arise.

Please note that all patients and surgeries are different and that the information contained in this site might not always apply to your particular case. Also know that I am always willing and ready to help answer questions that are not answered by this site.

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