Orthopedics

Pediatric orthopedics is a specialty that includes the surgical and non-surgical treatment of infants, children and adolescents for injuries or conditions affecting bone, joint and muscle, such as:

  • fractures
  • clubfeet
  • scoliosis
  • limb-length discrepancies
  • hip disorders, and more

Whether the issue is developmental, present at birth (congenital), passed down from parents to children (genetic) or related to injury or trauma, pediatric orthopedic specialists have the expertise to understand how the condition and its treatment might affect growing bones. Because bone growth, development and healing are complex, pediatric orthopedic specialists often collaborate with neurologists, physical therapists and others trained in pediatric care to help ensure the best possible outcome.