Paediatric is a term used to define the branch of medicine that deals with conditions and concerns related to children. Children too, like adults, are prone to various orthopaedic concerns and troubles, which requires specialized care and attention. Hence, we offer paediatric orthopaedic services, for every type of condition or injury a child might face.
Orthopaedic concerns can arise in children due to a variety of reasons including injury during sports, defects since birth, or simply negligence and lack of proper care. If not taken care of properly, orthopaedic concerns in children can lead to further complications such as stunted growth and bone deformities, or even make them prone to medical conditions like osteoporosis.
A proper and thorough consultation with the specialist can help you understand your child’s condition better, and select the right treatment for it. Depending on the type and severity of your child’s orthopaedic concern, the specialist will recommend the best-suited treatments that can yield maximum results.
It is often advisable to seek medical attention for your child’s orthopaedic concerns as early as possible, so as to avoid further complications of any kind. A specialist consultation can help identify and diagnose your child’s condition, resulting in accurate treatment and smooth recovery.
Depending on the type of condition, and its degree of severity, the specialist will suggest the best-suited treatment for you child. Surgical treatment is often used only for severe cases of orthopaedic trauma or conditions.
Orthopaedic conditions that are present since birth cannot be prevented, and would require medical treatment to correct. However, in the case of orthopaedic injuries and/or acquired conditions, the right safety precautions can help reduce the chances of its occurrence. For instance, wearing the right protective gears during sports, and stretching before and after a game, can avoid the occurrence of severe sports injury or trauma in children.
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Dr Ananda Vella
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Orthopaedics & Trauma)