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?
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.
Limb Deformities, e.g., Bow legs, Knock knees, Torsional problems, Flat Feet, etc.
Perthes disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, Coxa vara
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Postural disorders, including Backpack injuries and Computer Related Injuries