Pediatric orthopedics focuses on treating musculoskeletal disorders and injuries in children and teenagers. The multidisciplinary pediatric orthopedics team consists of experienced surgeons, doctors, nurses with special training in orthopedic conditions, rehabilitation experts, and physical therapists.
The most prevalent orthopedic conditions and injuries children experience, which can be acquired, congenital, or hereditary, include:
Although pediatric orthopedics typically includes the same subspecialties as adult orthopedics, its practitioners have received specialized training in congenital orthopedic conditions as well as those that develop throughout childhood or adolescence.
One should immediately see the doctor when his/her child develops pain, swelling, bruising, or deformity in a limb especially if the child cannot move, or put weight on that part of the body.