Paediatric Orthopaedics Specialty

Paediatric Orthopaedics

A pediatric orthopedic specialist is the most skilled and experienced professional to assess and address bone, joint, muscle, and nerve issues in growing children. Their expertise lies in treating a wide range of conditions, including abnormalities in walking, differences in leg lengths, and various deformities affecting limbs, hands, feet, neck, and spine. They also manage conditions that manifest at birth, like clubfeet and dislocated hips, as well as those that develop during childhood, such as irregular leg alignment and curved spines (scoliosis). Additionally, these specialists handle acute concerns like fractures, bone or joint infections, and bone tumors in pediatric patients.

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