Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the bones and joints. Unlike in adults where fractures ( breakages of bones following falls, injuries, accidents ) alone account for the vast majority of emergencies, in children there is an entire gamut of conditions which may require orthopedic intervention. Since pediatric age group ( children’s age group ) is the stage in growth when the long bones and other bones in the body are growing, negligence of any bone or joint ailment can lead to permanent disability and disfigurement .
The orthopedic diseases in children can be evident since birth such as bent spine ( scoliosis or kyphosis ), may arise during the maturation phase of the bone growth ( bowing of legs), can be associated with other underlying disorders of formation of the bones or cartilage ( osteogenesis imperfecta or rickets ) or can occur due to trauma ( injuries due to falls and accidents leading to breakage of bones called in medical parlance as : fractures / or dislocation of joints ). Many other orthopedic disorders affecting children may be due to diseases of calcium, phosphorus and mineral deposition. These need timely detection, diagnosis and proper treatment at the earliest stages.
We are equipped to deal with all types of orthopedics problems in children : both emergent and non-emergent and long standing. With the good back up of our children’s radiologists, pediatricians, pediatric intensive care specialists and neurorehabilitation and physiotherapy department, the outcomes of children undergoing treatment at Lotus Children’s Hospital matches some of the best centers in the world.
Lotus Children’s Hospital has being recognized as one of the best centers for trauma care in children ! We are referred many children who are victims of road traffic accidents, falls, injuries, etc. We have excelled in the field of ‘ Trauma Care in Children ‘, all attributable to our fast and integrated multidisciplinary approach involving : pediatric emergency medicine specialists, pediatric surgeons, orthopedic and neurosurgeons, and anesthesiologists. The National Wide Emergency Response Center ( 108 ) bring us children retrieved from road traffic accidents, construction sites, homes and other sites where they have sustained major injuries to their limbs, head and other body parts.
Scope of Orthopedic Services and Methods :
Many of the orthopedic defects and diseases in children require operation and surgical correction under anesthesia. Many others require placement of the body part in a special ‘ cast ‘ or ‘ splint ‘ to hold the part in a particular position for a prolonged period to time. Some require simple stretching and exercises performed by our physiotherapy and rehabilitation department, and others require a combination of methods mentioned.
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