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Children are most precious to you and to the pediatric orthopedic physicians at 360 Orthopedics. Our commitment to the health and well-being of children is of the highest priority. A pediatric orthopedic physician is specially trained in treating children from newborns to teens. Children are not just small adults. Many times, they are unable to communicate their discomfort or comply during an exam. Pediatric orthopedic physicians are experts in approaching children effectively to provide the best treatment in a friendly setting.
Children’s bodies have different reactions to injuries, infections, and disorders because their bodies are still growing. Typical pediatric orthopedic conditions may include those of child spinal deformity, limping/gait, broken bones, and joint infections or tumors. Children are still in a rapid growth phase and respond differently to treatment than adults. The good news is the bones of children heal faster than an adult.
Children are creative, curious, and uncoordinated, as well as energetic and a fall can happen in an instant with or without supervision. Falling and injuries are a natural occurrence of childhood resulting in cuts, bruises, sprains, fractures, broken bones, and even concussions. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reported over 8,000 children nationwide are seen each day for fall injuries. Children under 5 years of age represent the highest proportion of childhood fall emergency room visits. It’s hard to keep our children safe from everything, but close supervision is the best preventive measure.
At 360-ORTHOPEDICS we see many child/teen sports injuries involving the elbow, shoulder, ankle, and knee from activities like baseball, football, and gymnastics. These injuries may be either traumatic events like a fracture, or, a minor injury like a sprain from overuse; both injuries benefit from the skill and expertise of a pediatric orthopedic physician. Our pediatric orthopedic specialists and sports medicine physicians are here to help get your little ones back in action.