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 will resolve with time. A good example of this is intoeing in a toddler. Some of the problems children have with their bones and joints that are due to growth arrest .
Children with complex pediatric problems are best managed by a team approach. We diagnose, treat, and manage children's musculoskeletal problems, such as:
- Limb and spine deformities noted at birth or later in life (clubfoot, scoliosis, limb length differences)
- Gait abnormalities (limping)
- Broken bones
- Bone or joint infections and tumors
Common conditions treated are:
1. Club foot management
2. Deformity corrections
3. Perthes disease and Slipped capital upper femoral epiphysis corrections
4. Limb length discrepancy corrections
5. Paediatric trauma management
6. Developmental hip and knee dislocations corrections
7. Cerebral palsy deformity corrections and postpolio corrections
8. Rickets and spine deformity management