Paediatrics Orthopaedics and Rheumatology

Paediatric Orthopaedics is the study and treatment of growing bones, joints and muscles. Wockhardt Hospital’s Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon is dedicated to the care of musculoskeletal problems in children and adolescents. Our doctors use 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. 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. Following are the disorders that are treated by Paediatric Orthopaedics and Rheumatology department:

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

FAQs

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.

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