Paediatric Orthopaedics can be described as the study and treatment of growing bones, joints and muscles. A Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon is dedicated to the care of musculoskeletal problems in children and adolescents.
Paediatric Orthopaedic conditions are relatively common. In most cases the observed abnormalities are simply variations of normal development and with growth and time these deformities can sometimes correct themselves. No treatment is therefore required for these cases. On the other hand, in a minority of cases the deformities could be due to other concerning conditions and treatment may be necessary.