Orthopedics (32 results)
Orthopedics is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, care, and treatment of diseases, disorders injuries, and other conditions of the musculoskeletal system in patients. The musculoskeletal system consists of the body's bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, and nerves. Pediatric orthopedics specializes in the management and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions that only affect children - from birth through adolescence. Children are not just small adults and they require very special care to address their needs as they grow and develop.
These healthcare professionals also provide comprehensive orthopedic services in the treatment and care of congenital and hereditary disorders, growth-related problems, inflammatory and infectious problems, fractures, sports-related injuries, and multi-system trauma cases.
Detailed information on each member of the pediatric orthopedic treatment team
Detailed information on evaluation procedures used to diagnosis orthopaedic disorders in children
Fractures occur when more force is applied to the bone than the bone can absorb. Bones are weakest when they are twisted.
Hold the top part of the crutch firmly between the chest and the inside of the upper arm. Do not allow the top of the crutch to push up into the armpit. It is possible to damage nerves and blood vessels with constant pressure.
The outside of a cast can be made of plaster or fiberglass. Cotton and synthetic materials line the inside of the cast to make it soft and to provide padding around bony areas, such as the wrist or elbow.
Congenital and Hereditary Disorders
There are many congenital and hereditary orthopedic disorders that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare provider. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
There are many growth-related disorders that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Inflammatory and Infectious Musculoskeletal Disorders
There are many inflammatory and infectious disorders that affect the body's musculoskeletal system that require clinical care by a physician oar other healthcare professional. Listed below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
There are several types of bone cancer in children that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Obviously, some sports are more dangerous than others. For example, contact sports such as football can be expected to result in a higher number of injuries than a noncontact sport such as swimming. However, all types of sports have a potential for injury, whether from the trauma of contact with other players or from overuse or misuse of a body part. Listed below are some sports injuries that are common in the growing child, for which we have provided a brief overview.