Pediatric orthopedics is a branch of medicine devoted to treating children’s joints, muscles, and bones. As such, the doctors specialize in the treatment of children ranging from infants to teenagers. In addition, these doctors are also highly trained surgeons.
Our board-certified pediatric doctors have successfully performed more than 16,000 surgeries. Because of our experience, our recovery rates are proven to be fast due to pre-operative protocols such as stretching, hydrating and getting plenty of sleep before surgery.
From broken arms to the most complicated orthopedic problems, the pediatric orthopedics doctors at Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists offer the most comprehensive and advanced care in a family-friendly environment. Additionally, we will care for your child in a compassionate environment without any stress. Because our highly skilled doctors create personalized treatment plans, they align with the unique medical needs of each child to produce positive results. When the need for surgery arises, we offer pediatric surgical services in our sterile, well-equipped, and state-of-the-art operating facility.
Doctors throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex recognize us as a leading pediatric orthopedics center for our expertise in all areas of orthopedic conditions that affect infants, children, and adolescents. When you need an orthopedic doctor for your child, we have offices in Arlington, Dallas, Frisco, and McKinney TX.
What is Pediatric Orthopedics?
Pediatric orthopedics refers to the branch of medicine that has to do with injuries and musculoskeletal conditions in infants, children, and teens. As such, fixing injuries often requires surgery and our practice has great and gifted surgeons.
Pediatric orthopedists are specially trained to treat bone and muscle problems in children. Although some issues with children’s bones and muscles will heal without treatment as they grow, others require early treatment. So, orthopedists help parents understand the type of treatments needed for their children to be as happy as possible. The most common skeletal problems that children possess include foot deformities, hip dysplasia, and gait disturbances. These conditions can result from different causes including hereditary, congenital, or acquired reasons.
Pediatric Orthopedics Treatment
Our doctors are highly skilled in providing children with state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical treatments for pediatric musculoskeletal injuries, such as lower extremity deformities, cerebral palsy, scoliosis, spinal deformity, differences in leg length, and sports injuries. We will perform a complete diagnosis of your child’s musculoskeletal system, correctly treat the condition and get your child back to being active.
At our offices, our team of doctors delivers customized orthopedic care to children, from birth through adolescence. By using the latest research to guide our treatments and focusing on the unique needs of our patients, we can deploy the most innovative solutions to complex cases.
We offer advanced diagnostic techniques and treatment procedures while addressing injuries to the bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Also, you can always trust us to provide your child with personalized care in a compassionate environment, along with the confidence that comes from our team’s expertise and knowledge in caring for children with musculoskeletal problems.
Our orthopedic pediatric solutions cater to a wide range of issues that are present at birth (i.e. congenital) or acquired as a child. Additionally, we offer specialized orthopedic expertise for children and adolescents. In our patient-focused center, we maintain a high standard of pediatric treatment excellence. Furthermore, our professional and experienced orthopedic doctors will work as a team to treat and ease the pain associated with the following conditions:
Fusionless Scoliosis Surgical Treatment
Doctors routinely diagnose Scoliosis in children and adolescents. In most cases, the doctors do not treat their scoliosis with surgery. Instead, bracing and physical therapy provides effective treatment for their condition. However, we also have surgical treatment options for severe conditions or for conditions in which non-surgical alternatives did not work. These treatments will treat scoliosis and also maintain the spine’s motion.
Complex Pediatric Spinal Deformity
Children can have complex spinal conditions that may require multidisciplinary attention. Our team will carry out a detailed physical examination. If surgery becomes necessary, we will use surgical navigation, 3D printed models, and low radiation imaging (EOS) to yield top-quality surgical results.
Hip dysplasia can become detected when an infant or adolescent visits a pediatrician. Confirmation can occur with the help of an ultrasound. Our doctors perform non-operative treatment for infants with hip dysplasia. If the need arises, surgery can take place.
Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injury
A common injury or condition in children occurs in the summer months with children breaking their bones. When these fractures occur in the growing areas of the bone, they need special care so that growth does not become affected. For instance, our team of doctors, surgeons, and specialists can treat sports injuries, dislocations, sprains, and growth plate conditions that are usually found in pediatric athletes.
We can care for these injuries from when they occur until the child returns to play.
Our team of physicians comprises experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric orthopedics, and neurosurgery care for children that have cerebral palsy. Moreover, this multidisciplinary approach helps to provide the right treatment at the right time. Therefore, ensuring that personalized and efficient care is provided.
The diagnosis of Clubfoot can occur before a baby is born through the help of an ultrasound. Also, our doctors specialize in prenatal counseling and can perform surgical or nonsurgical treatments once the baby is born. One successful treatment is the Ponseti technique which is used to treat clubfoot deformities.
Other Conditions that We Treat in our Practice Include:
- Musculoskeletal trauma
- Gait abnormalities
- Limb deformities
- Neuromuscular disorders
- ACL injuries and tears
- Pediatric and adolescent sports injuries
- Blount disease
- Spine disorders
- Elbow injuries
- Cysts and musculoskeletal tumors
- Knee injuries
- Stress injuries
- Knocked knees
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Differences in the length of limbs
Diagnosis of Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions
At Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists, our pediatric orthopedic experts will review the child’s medical history. in addition, we will ask about the child’s daily activities, pains felt, sports, play, and the activities they also get involved in. Then we will then carry out a detailed inspection of where the pain the child feels emanates from and the surrounding muscles, ligaments, joints, and tendons. This will enable us to detect the cause and condition of the pain.
After gathering enough information about the child’s medical history and also getting results from the physical examination, we will suggest the appropriate imaging and diagnostic tests to determine the best treatment for your child’s condition. These tests include:
- CT scans
- Blood tests
- Joint aspiration
- Bone scans
Based on the outcome of the child’s diagnosis, our pediatric orthopedic doctors will begin with conservative treatments that do not require surgery. These treatment options include:
- Ponseti casting for clubfoot
- The use of a brace and splint
- Injection therapy
- Osteopathic therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Specialized care for kids with cerebral palsy
- Oral and anti-inflammatory medication
- Psychological therapy
If necessary, we can perform the following surgical treatment options:
- Lengthening of the limb, muscle, and tendon
- Reconstruction of the hand and foot
- Reconstruction or replacement of the joint
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumor removal
- Spinal reconstruction or correction
Why Choose Pediatric Orthopedics at Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists?
Recognized Musculoskeletal Care
Our pediatric orthopedics practice is ranked as one of the best orthopedic treatment centers in Arlington, Dallas, Frisco, and McKinney. As such, our full-service center provides X-rays, casting, and splinting services.
To ensure that children are not exposed to high radiation, we offer the EOS X-ray imaging system. For example, this system uses very low radiation, and depending on the type of scan required, it can deliver much less radiation to capture both 2D and 3D images. Thus, children that need frequent scanning will get exposed to very low doses of radiation.
Specialized and Professional Care
Our doctors are well-trained in pediatric orthopedic surgery. Because of this, your child will get the best possible care for broken bones, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, and lots more.
Our doctors are also researchers and they contribute to knowledge in the field of pediatric orthopedics. For Children and adolescents, our doctors make discoveries that improve orthopedic treatment.
Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists will treat any and all musculoskeletal issues your child has. Please give us a call and make an appointment for your child to see one of our doctors or if you prefer an appointment to consult with our orthopedic team as a result of a problem that your child has with his or her bones or joints. If we discover that the child requires the attention of other specialists, we work with physicians that are specialized in neurosurgery and developmental medicine.
Sports Injury Experts
We provide specialized care for fractures and other injuries that are sustained during sports. As such, our sport medicine experts can meet the needs of high school athletic teams across Arlington, Dallas, Frisco, and McKinney.
Schedule an Appointment with our Pediatric Orthopedic Team
While treating children, our pediatric orthopedic team may use many methods that involve observing the growth of the child, braces and splints, physical therapy, and surgery. In addition, our doctors may also collaborate with other orthopedic specialists to give our young patients the best care they deserve. In conclusion, our goal is to provide the finest treatment that will keep children running, jumping, swinging, and tumbling.
Finally, if you notice that your child needs the attention of a pediatric orthopedic specialist, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.
Above all, our doctors have experience and expertise in pediatric orthopedic injuries and conditions. Thus, our board-certified doctors specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents and can give your child the care and attention they deserve.
Call 214-556-0590 to make an appointment.
Comprehensive services for children from birth through adolescence at four
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