There is nothing worse as a parent then seeing your child in any sort of pain. Say your child breaks a bone on the playground, or they develop pain due to an underlying condition, or pain from growing. Truth is, dealing with an injured or sick child can be difficult and overwhelming for any parent, even though they may be educated and up to date on their child’s prognosis.
If your child has any type of orthopedic problem, you want him or her to receive the very best, most advanced care possible. When a child is in need of care, parents often look for the most convenient and quickest solution and location. While location and convenience are important, you can’t put a price on finding the best care for your child.
From bumps, broken bones, and serious skeletal issues, you want your child to be treated with quality care by a capable team, and specifically a doctor specialized in working with children, assessing their growth and development from birth to adulthood. You pediatrician will most likely refer you to an orthopedic surgeon specifically trained in treating kids, called a pediatric orthopedic surgeon.
If your pediatrician does suggest that your child needs to see a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, you can be assured that it is for a smart and valuable reason. Pediatric orthopedists have the most extensive and comprehensive training and expertise in treating children who have musculoskeletal injuries, deformities, or other conditions. It’s no coincidence that the Greek meaning of the work orthopedic translates into “straightening the child.”
If your child has musculoskeletal (bone) problems, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon has the experience and qualifications to treat them. Pediatric orthopedic surgeons are renowned for their specialized expertise in a broad spectrum of congenital, developmental, and traumatic disorders affecting bones, soft tissue, joints, and the neuromuscular system in babies, children, and adolescents.
It is most important to note that as a parent, you want a doctor that talks to or handles children well, and most importantly, who understands the intricacies of children in their different developmental stages. For children whose bones are still growing, their needs are different from adults. it is especially important they receive care from a trained orthopedic specialist, and not an emergency room doctor or general surgeon at a typical walk-in-clinic or urgent care. A pediatric doctor understands how to deal with children and their anatomy, and how to diagnose and treat them accordingly. Here at Orthopaedic Associates, we treat the following for children of all ages:
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Scoliosis and spinal injuries
- Hip disorders
- Hand surgery
- Sports injuries
- Limb deformities
- Congenital disorders
- Fractures and dislocations
Caring for pediatric orthopedic injuries and conditions takes a great deal of patience and compassion. We treat kids as if they were our own family. We’ll make sure parents feel completely confident in the care we provide. To learn more about the pediatric orthopedic services we provide, call Orthopaedic Associates at (440) 892-1440 to request an appointment.