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Pediatric Specialist

360 Orthopedics

General Orthopedics & Pain Management located in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, & Lakewood Ranch, FL

Children can experience a number of conditions that affect the health and development of their muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and bones. At 360 Orthopedics in Sarasota, Venice, and Lakewood Ranch, Florida, the pediatric physicians have extensive experience identifying and treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions. The team specializes in compassionate, individualized care and works with you to develop the best treatment plan for your child’s condition. To schedule a visit for your child, call one of the offices, or book online today.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What are some common pediatric orthopedic conditions?

Common pediatric orthopedic conditions include:

  • Fractures
  • Septic arthritis 
  • Sprains
  • Bruises
  • Cuts or lacerations
  • Hip disorders
  • Deformities
  • Perthes disease

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injuries from falls account for over 8,000 pediatric visits per day in the United States. Even when parents do their best to keep their kids safe and healthy, injuries and accidents still happen. 

At 360 Orthopedics, the team is committed to the health and well-being of your child. The team sees many children and teens with sports injuries affecting the elbow, shoulder, ankle, and knee. Children frequently experience injuries during activities like baseball, football, and gymnastics. 

Sports injuries can range from mild strains caused by overuse to traumatic bone fractures. The team offers advanced diagnostics and a number of safe and effective treatments to get your child's health back on track. 

How is my child’s condition diagnosed?

In many cases, your child is unable to express the exact cause or location of their symptoms. This is why a thorough and accurate diagnosis is essential to successful treatment. To diagnose your child’s condition, your orthopedic specialist begins with a physical exam. 

You should be prepared to discuss your child’s medical history as well as any recent injuries. While some conditions can be diagnosed through a simple physical exam, your doctor may conduct a number of additional tests. 360 Orthopedics offers several advanced diagnostics including:

  • X-rays
  • MRIs
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS)

Once your child is diagnosed, your doctor determines the most effective treatment. 360 Orthopedics is a comprehensive practice, so your doctor may combine a number of conservative treatments to effectively address your child’s condition.

What treatments are available? 

360 Orthopedics gives you access to a wide range of safe and effective treatments. Depending on your child’s condition, treatment may include:

  • A cast, brace, or splint
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Physical therapy 
  • Antibiotics

The team also offers a number of minimally invasive and traditional procedures. Your doctor uses your child’s diagnosis to develop the most effective treatment plan. 

The pediatric orthopedic physicians at 360 Orthopedics have extensive experience treating a wide range of conditions. To find out which treatment is right for your child, book an appointment by phone or online today.