Halnikar Hospital

Pediatric Orthopedics:

Pediatric Orthopedics:

Pediatric orthopedics is a specialized branch of orthopedic surgery focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries in children, infants, and adolescents. It deals with the care of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and related structures in growing individuals.

Conditions managed by pediatric orthopedic specialists include:

  1. Congenital Conditions: These are musculoskeletal conditions present at birth, such as clubfoot, congenital hip dysplasia, limb length discrepancies, or spinal deformities like scoliosis.

  2. Developmental Disorders: Disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system during a child’s growth and development, including developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), Perthes disease, or Osgood-Schlatter disease.

  3. Fractures and Trauma: Management of fractures, sprains, strains, and sports-related injuries in children and adolescents.

  4. Limb and Spinal Deformities: Assessment and treatment of conditions causing limb deformities, discrepancies in leg lengths, or spinal deformities like scoliosis or kyphosis.

  5. Infections and Tumors: Diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint infections, as well as benign or malignant tumors affecting the musculoskeletal system in children.