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Paediatric Orthopaedics

Paediatric Orthopaedic surgery refers to the management of problems that affect the muscles, bones and joints in a growing child. The response of a growing child to deformities, trauma and infections can be quite different to that of an adult. This means that the management is also often very different.

Sometimes what is thought to be a problem in childhood will actually resolve as the child grows. One great example of this is in-toeing, which will often get better on its own.

Childrens orthopaedics also includes the management of limb deformities, broken bones and infections.

If you aren't sure if an orthopaedic assessment will be useful, feel free to contact us and we're happy to offer advice.

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Hip problems

Paediatric conditions managed by orthopaedics include hip dysplasia, Perthes disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis and  Bursitis. Fractures and strains. 

Knee problems

Paediatric conditions include meniscal tears, discoid meniscus, patellofemoral joint problems and osteochondral defects. Fractures of the patella, femur and tibia. Sports injuries, strains and sprains.

 

Foot and ankle problems

Foot and ankle conditions including club feet, coalitions, ankle instability, flat feet and high arches. Toe problems (ingrown toenails, curly toes), ganglions and kohlers disease.

Fractures, sprains and strains of the foot and ankle. 

General Childrens Orthopaedics

In-toeing or out-toeing, bow-legs or knock-knees, limb deformity and leg length discrepancies. Osteogenesis Imperfecta, achondroplasia, growth disturbances and osteochondromas.

Neuromuscular Conditions

Cerebral Palsy and CP-like conditions

Spina Bifida

Trauma

General trauma of the upper and lower limb. Broken bones, sprains and dislocations. Sports injuries, lacerations, infections and repetitive strain injuries.

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Let's Work Together

When choosing a doctor, be sure you’re choosing one that you can fully trust to answer all of your questions and concerns.

Dr Metz is happy for follow-up questions to put your mind at ease.

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