The Paediatric Orthopaedic division of Orthopaedic surgery provides specialised and dedicated care to the musculoskeletal problems of children. The unit is headed by Dr Venkatadass K and has an energetic team of doctors, physician assistants and physiotherapists who work together to provide optimal care to all the children who comes with a musculoskeletal problem. A child is not a 'small adult' and the tender musculoskeletal system behaves different from that of an adult. Moreover, they have growth potential which needs to be preserved for them to become mature adults. All these make children so special and thus the need for trained specialists to make sure that they get the best possible care.
Any musculoskeletal problem, be it a congenital deformity (birth defect), a fracture involving the growth plate or an infection can cause alteration in growth which can eventually lead to a deformity. Timely identification of the problem and right intervention at the right time will not only prevent the deformity but also prevent the child from suffering a life-long disability. Specialised services of paediatric orthopaedics include pediatric trauma care, deformity corrections and hip preservation. Hip Preservation Surgery is a specialty developed to preserve the native hip to its maximum function and postpone arthritis. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and Hip Dysplasia are two leading causes of early arthritis and there are advanced surgeries available now to restore the normal anatomy and biomechanics of hip and thereby preserve its function.
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