As you all already know, children love to play, run around, jump and climb. They are quite active and this could lead to injuries or even accidents many times. Sometimes, all your child needs are some cleaning up, a bandage and lots of love to feel better instantly. However, when it gets worse, it is crucial to take your child to a good pediatric orthopaedic surgeon to check for any serious injuries.
When there are fractures or injuries to the bones, only a pediatric orthopedic surgeon is qualified to analyze and treat the injury. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon receives additional training as well as experience to look into the requirements of children suffering from musculoskeletal injuries or similar conditions. When you opt for treatment from a good orthopaedic surgeon immediately, this makes sure that your child gets the right care which helps in the healing process of the bones.
There exist a lot of congenital orthopedic conditions wherein the orthopedic surgeon has been trained to identify and rectify by ensuring that disruption of the child’s life is at the bare minimum. At times, certain factors like age, bone length, weight, etc., have to be satisfied before opting for orthopedic surgery, however, the sooner the issues get resolved, the development rate in contrast to their peers will be at par or better.
Some of the congenital conditions treated by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are:
– Uneven limbs
– Limping and gait issues
-Deformation of the spine, for instance, scoliosis
The fact that it is tough for a child to express themselves, is clearly understood by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. A child might not be in a position to describe pain in clear terms, or they may not be able to tell the area where it hurts. A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon has the right training as well as experience to put a child at ease and explain where it hurts. They are in a better position to explain to the child about the tests as well as prepare them for the same. Also, they have answers to the queries of parents as well and ensure that the parent is able to understand the injury of their child and make the right decision regarding the care and treatment of the child.
Post the receipt of treatment, irrespective of whether it included surgery or not, the pediatric orthopedic surgeon monitors the healing as well as the progress of the child. In case there is any complication, you can be assured of the safety of your child. Also, there could be additional treatment like changing the type of therapy, getting a brace, or even keeping a cast for a longer time.
Dr. David Graham is a trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in Australia and sub-specializes in wrist, hand, as well as microsurgery for both pediatrics and adults. He has the required training, experience, and expertise in acute reconstructive surgery for wrist and hand; inclusive of trauma, tendon surgery, fracture management, tendon transfers, microvascular surgery, nerve surgery, and free flap surgery. He also is an expert in elective surgeries required to manage certain conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s disease, and de Quervain’s.