Paediatric Orthopaedics Specialty

Paediatric Orthopaedics

A pediatric orthopaedist is the best-trained and most experienced doctor to properly evaluate and treat bone or joint or muscle problems in a child who is still growing. A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon is a doctor who takes care of children with musculoskeletal problems. That means any child with a bone, joint, or muscle problem or disease and certain nerve problems and diseases. If your child has something wrong with his or her arms, legs, hands, feet or spine, a pediatric orthopaedist is most likely to be the most appropriate doctor to see.

Pediatric orthopaedists take care of

  • Abnormalities in how children walk
  • Differences in leg lengths
  • Deformities that are present at birth such as clubfeet and dislocated hips, deformities of hand, neck and back and feet
  • Deformities that develop later in childhood such as crooked legs and curved spines (scoliosis)

A pediatric orthopaedist also takes care of acute problems such as

  • Broken bones
  • Infections in bones or joints
  • Tumor in bones