Why Refer to Pediatric Orthopaedics?
According to guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the following conditions are best treated by a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon:
- Infants with serious malformations of the limbs.
- Children and adolescents with significant limb deformity secondary to metabolic bone disease or other types of growth arrest.
- Infants, children and adolescents with developmental dysplasia of the hip.
- Infants, children and adolescents with bone or joint infection.
- Children with Perthes disease.
- Children and adolescents with slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
- Infants, children and adolescents with severe scoliosis or limb length discrepancy.
- Infants, children and adolescents with deformity or gaitabnormality secondary to neuromuscular conditions such ascerebral palsy.
- Infants, children and adolescents with complex fractures and dislocations.
A Multispecialty Approach to Care
Our orthopaedics team brings together some of the most talented pediatric orthopaedic specialists in the country, supported by a full staff of physician assistants, nurses, and technicians-all of whom have specialized training in pediatric orthopaedics. We work closely with other subspecialties and departments at the hospital including radiology, oncology, surgery, anesthesiology and child life services, to provide coordinated, comprehensive and kid-friendly care.