Paediatric Orthopaedics is the study and treatment of growing bones, joints and muscles. Among the most-common conditions we treat are:
Advantages: The paediatric orthopaedic specialists are the doctors for treating congenital, developmental, and traumatic deformities of the spine and extremities in children and young adults.
What Is a Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon?
A paediatric orthopaedist is the best-trained and most experienced doctor to properly evaluate and treat musculoskeletal (bone, joint, or muscle) problems in a child who is still growing. This includes new-born babies up to teenagers.
What kind of training do paediatric orthopaedic surgeons have?
Paediatric orthopaedic surgeons choose to care for children as the focus of their medical practice. The unique nature of medical and surgical care of children is learned from advanced training and experience in practice. They are doctors who have completed additional subspecialty training in paediatric orthopaedics and paediatric spinal deformity.
What type of problems do paediatric orthopaedic surgeons treat?
A child's musculoskeletal problems are different from those of an adult. Because children are still growing, the body's response to injuries, infections, and deformities may be quite different than what would be seen in a full-grown person. Sometimes, what is thought to be a problem in a child is just a variation of growth that resolves with time; the evaluation and treatment of a child is usually quite different than for an adult for a similar problem.
Knee pain and arthritis and stiffness is treated with a variety of methods. This includes medications, physical therapy and exercises, weight loss methods and surgery to replace the worn out cushions between the joint spaces.
Total Hip Replacement (THR) is necessary when none of the other methods to correct a damaged hip is effective. In this operation the surgeon replaces the ball and the socket with metallic replacements and the cartilage with artificial joint material.
Elbow replacement is surgery to replace the elbow joint with artificial joint parts (prosthetics). The elbow joint connects two bones: humerus in the upper arm and ulna in the lower arm.
Limb lengthening and complex reconstruction of bone materials are today performed successfully by surgical intervention. Limb lengthening and reconstruction techniques are used to replace missing bone and lengthen and/ or straighten deformed bone segments.
Polytrauma describes multiple complex injuries of the brain and body typically caused by explosive blasts from car bombs, shells and flying shrapnel. The condition is commonly characterized by multiple head injuries, vision and hearing loss, nerve damage, multiple bone fractures, unhealed body wounds and infections - either of which can be life threatening.
Bone fracture surgery is a surgery to fix a broken bone using metal screws, pins, rods, or plates to hold the bone in place. It is also known as open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery. Bone fracture surgery is used when a broken bone does not heal properly with casting or splinting alone.
Orthopaedic Oncology offers treatment for adults and children with musculoskeletal tumours. It evaluates many different types of disorders, including benign tumours, malignant tumours, bone tumours, soft tissue tumours and metastatic lesions.
Sports medicine refers to the branch of medicine that deals with illnesses or injuries resulting from participation in sports and athletic activities. Knee, leg, back, shoulder and hand injuries, as well as joint pain and stiffness, are a few of the common disorders treated.
Total shoulder joint replacement surgery replaces the bones of the shoulder joint with artificial joint parts, and it’s an option to patients who suffer from joint dysfunction. This is usually the result of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, but rarely for those who have sustained severe trauma from a shoulder fracture.
Individuals who have undergone joint replacement, experienced a musculoskeletal injury, sustained bone trauma or have been diagnosed with a degenerative joint disease often have limited function and mobility, pain and other complications. The institute offers a comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation program that includes medical, nursing and therapy care to...
Rheumatology includes clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders. Many of these diseases are now known to be disorders of the immune system, and rheumatology is increasingly the study of immunology.