Paediatric orthopaedics is a medical specialty that deals with the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal problems involving the growing bones, joints, or muscles in children from newborns to teenagers & determining surgical and non-surgical treatment for conditions affecting children.In children, musculoskeletal problems arise due to growth factors which do not occur in adults. The complex musculoskeletal disorders in children are best treated from a medical-surgical approach by a paediatric orthopaedic doctor.
Paediatric orthopaedic doctors focus their medical practice on the care of children and are specially trained in paediatric orthopaedics as an additional subspecialty.Our expert team of physicians, therapists, orthotists and nurses specialises in treating babies and children with congenital, developmental and acquired musculoskeletal conditions.
Some of the common conditions treated by paediatric orthopaedic doctors include,
- Deformities of the limb and spine, present at birth or later, such as limb length discrepancy, scoliosis, and clubfoot
- Abnormalities in gait/limping
- Infections or tumours in the bones or joints
Depending on your child’s condition, paediatric orthopaedists can provide appropriate non-surgical or surgical treatments to address their particular problems. They are specialists trained in managing your child’s anxiety and discomfort.
All the four units of Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai are renowned for its specialist services, and our paediatric orthopaedics team has been trained in both national and international fellowships and specialist units. A holistic approach is practised in caring for children with orthopaedics problems.