Paediatric Orthopaedic

The Paediatric Orthopaedic Unit at BLK Super Speciality Hospital provides comprehensive care, consultation and advanced treatment options for children with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions using minimally invasive techniques and top-of-the-line technology.

The Unit primarily focusses on offering a caring and compassionate environment for young patients and help them return to their active lifestyle as soon as possible. The Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeons at the Unit use a multidisciplinary approach to treat deformities of children related to musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, spine diseases, degenerative diseases, tumours, infections, and other birth defects.

The Unit provides both inpatient and outpatient services to the paediatric patients for a complete range of orthopaedic problems.

 

What Is Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery?

Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery is a specialised service that provides surgical and non-surgical treatment for various orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions affecting children of all ages. This speciality covers the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of problems affecting babies, and children through highly complex surgeries.

What Are The Various Paediatric Orthopaedic Conditions ?

Some of the very common Paediatric Orthopaedic conditions which require a specialised treatment planare:

  • Fractured bones
  • Pain in a joint or bone
  • Infections in bones or joints
  • Clubfoot or other foot differences such as flat feet, in-toe walking
  • Torn or inflamed muscles, tendons and cartilage
  • Disorders of the formation of joints in the knee and hips
  • Disorders of the growth of bones
  • Curvature of the spine or spinal deformities
  • Hand deformities
  • Ankle deformities
  • Musculoskeletal tumours
  • Trauma Conditions, a fall or other accident
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg-Length Inequality
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Scoliosis
  • Gait Abnormalities (Limping)
  • Perthes' Disease (Osteochondritis of the Hip)
  • Skeletal Dysplasias
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
    1. DDH in babies
    2. DDH in older children
    3. Syndactyly
    4. Polydactyl
    5. Short Stature
    6. Growth Pain
    7. Bow leg and Knock Knee

What Are The Steps Required For The Preparation Of The Surgery?

For the preparation of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, the parents of the child undergoing surgery must take care of the following aspects:

  • Inform the doctor about the child’s current medication (if any) and past medical history
  • Make the right treatment choices with the help of the  doctor
  • Make sure to fully understand the surgical procedure from the doctor and feel free to ask any related questions
  • Make sure that the child is fit to undergo any kind of surgery
  • Be there with the child before and after the surgery

What Are The Precautions One Must Take Before And After The Surgery?

The important precautionary measures one must consider before and after the surgery are:

Before the surgery:

  • A child has to take certain pre-operative tests as advised by the doctor
  • Try to keep the child a bit active before the surgery. Talk to a physiotherapist to know about some exercises that can help
  • Make sure that the child does not eat or drink anything a night prior to the surgery

After the surgery:

  • Take follow-up visits with the Orthopaedic Surgeon every 6 months until the child’s complete  recovery
  • Contact the doctor if the child experiences swelling, redness, or rashes on his / her body or if the child is having fever or experiencing any discomfort
  • Give  prescribed medicines to the child on time
  • Make the child exercise daily as suggested by the physiotherapist

Find Complete Relief from BLK Experts

If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the BLK Hospital team to schedule an appointment at : +91-11-30403040

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