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Paediatric Orthopaedics

Paediatric Orthopaedics

The Department of Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement at Vimhans Nayati Super Speciality Hospital pioneers Innovation and technology to offer the latest state of the art facilities for the treatment and management of various musculoskeletal conditions that affect people of all age groups. The department has a dedicated unit of paediatric orthopaedics that offers cutting edge surgical and non-surgical treatment options for a wide array of bone and joint conditions specifically affecting infants and small children. Orthopaedic problems can affect people of all age groups; however, the treatment approach may vary depending upon the age of the patient. The Paediatric Orthopaedic Unit is managed by a team of renowned child orthopaedic specialists and surgeons who have years of experience in the field.

Conditions we treat

Vimhans experts offer state of the art diagnostic, treatment and management of a wide spectrum of orthopaedic conditions in children that include:

  • Complex Hip Disorders - This is an umbrella term used for a wide spectrum of ailments and deformities that primarily affect the hip joint. Hip dysplasia is one of the most common hip disorders that is marked by structural deformities in the hip socket, which may be congenital or associated with hip dislocation caused by an injury.Paediatric hip disorders are usually addressed using surgical interventions that involve realignment and reconstruction of the pelvic and thigh bones. These procedures are commonly referred to as pelvic or femoral osteotomies.
  • Deformities in the limbs - Limb deformities can be congenital i.e. present since birth, or a result of anunderlying medical condition like a tumour or severe trauma or injury sustained in an accident. Some of the common limb deformities in children include knock knees and bow legs. In such cases, doctors usually recommended surgery that aims at restoring the normal alignment of the limb.
  • Neuromuscular disorders - It is a collective term used for a group of disorders that involve the muscles and nerves. There are a plethora of such conditions that can affect small children by affecting their peripheral nervous system which includes the muscles, nerve-muscle junction, peripheral nerves present in the arms & legs and motor nerve cells that are found in the spinal cord. Neuromuscular disorders can drastically impact a child's ability to take part in daily activities.
  • Spinal deformities- While spinal deformities like kyphosis and spondylosis are usually associated with adults, it is pertinent to understand that this can affect children as well. In the majority of the cases these become evident during the early or late childhood years. While mild deformities can be managed effectively with the help of therapies and lifestyle modification, the complex ones are to be treated surgically. Paediatric scoliosis is one of the most common spinal deformities that is marked by an abnormal curvature of the spine.
  • Juvenile arthritis - Juvenile arthritis is an umbrella term used for various degenerative joint conditions that specifically affect children. The condition is marked by chronic pain and swelling often accompanied by joint stiffness that is likely to impact the range of motion and mobility. Juvenile arthritis can be easily managed with the right treatment and care.

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