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 6,000 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 complex children’s problems, the pediatric orthopedics doctors at Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists offer the most complete and advanced care in a friendly surrounding. We will care for your child in a sterile environment without any stress. Because one size does not fit all, our highly skilled doctors create treatment plans that align with the unique needs of each child. When the need for surgery arises, we offer surgical services in our clean, well-equipped, and state-of-the-art facilities.
To clarify, parents should know that Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists is recognized nationally as a leading children’s orthopedics center with offices in Arlington, Dallas, Frisco, and McKinney.
The Definition of 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 pediatric orthopedics, our doctors obtain advanced training to treat bone and muscle problems in children. By the way, some issues with children’s bones and muscles will heal without treatment as they grow, while others require early treatment. Meanwhile, orthopedists can help parents know why their child needs treatment and the type of treatment needed.
In our practice, the most common childhood problems that our doctors treat include foot deformities, hip dysplasia, broken bones, and gait disturbances. These conditions can be hereditary, congenital, or acquired.
Diagnosis of Pediatric Orthopedics Conditions
At Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists, our doctors will review the child’s medical history. Then our doctors will ask about the child’s daily activities, pains felt, sports, play, and the activities they participate in. After that, t\The doctors will carry out a detailed inspection of the area of the pain to include the surrounding muscles, ligaments, joints, and tendons. With that information, the doctors will be able to possibly detect the cause of the pain.
Upon gathering enough information about the child’s medical history and also getting results from the physical examination, the doctors will suggest the appropriate imaging and diagnostic tests in order to determine the treatment that will be suitable for your child’s condition. In addition, these tests include:
- CT scans
- Blood tests
- Joint aspiration
- Bone scans
Pediatric Orthopedics Treatments
Our top-rated 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. For instance, we will carry out a complete diagnosis of your child’s musculoskeletal system so that we can identify the problem, correct the condition, and get the child back to being active. So, here at Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists, our team of specialists delivers customized orthopedic care to children, right from birth through teenage years. By using the latest research to guide our treatment and focusing on the unique needs of our patients, we can deploy the most expert solutions to complex cases.
To provide the very best, our doctors offer advanced diagnostic techniques and treatment procedures while addressing injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Hopefully, you can always trust us to provide your child with personalized care in a compassionate environment, with the confidence that comes from our team’s expertise and knowledge in caring for children with musculoskeletal problems.
Treatment of Acquired and Congenital Problems
Most Importantly, our orthopedic pediatric solutions cater to a wide range of issues that are present at birth (i.e. congenital). For example, we offer specialized orthopedic expertise for children and adolescents. In our patient-focused center, we maintain a high standard of treatment excellence. As such, our professional and experienced orthopedic specialists will work as a team to treat and ease the pain associated with the following conditions:
Fusionless Scoliosis Surgical Treatment
Scoliosis routinely gets diagnosed in children and adolescents; however, the good news is that the treatment does not usually require surgery because bracing and physical therapy shows positive results in effectively managing this condition.
At Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists, we offer casting, thoracic lumbar sacral orthosis bracing, and Schroth scoliosis-specific exercises therapy. In addition, we also have surgical treatment options for severe cases. These treatments will also treat scoliosis and maintain the spine’s motion.
Complex Pediatric Spinal Deformity
Children can have complex spinal conditions that may require multidisciplinary attention. Thus, our team will carry out a detailed physical examination. If the doctors recommend surgery, we will use surgical navigation, 3D printed model, and low radiation imaging (EOS) to yield top-quality surgical results.
Hip dysplasia can become detected when an infant or adolescent visits a pediatrician. Also, it can also get discovered with the help of an ultrasound if the child was born in a breech position. Firstly, our doctors perform non-operative treatment for infants with hip dysplasia. If nonsurgical methods do not correct the condition, surgery will be performed.
Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injury
A common injury or condition in children occurs by a child breaking a bone. When these fractures occur in the growing areas of the bone, they need special care so that growth does not get affected. Moreover, our team of specialists can treat sports injuries, dislocations, sprains, and growth plate conditions that are usually found in pediatric athletes.
We can care for these injuries right from when they occur and until the child returns to play.
Our team of doctors, comprising experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric orthopedics, and neurosurgery care for children that have cerebral palsy. Consequently, this multidisciplinary approach helps to provide the right treatment at the right time. As such, it also ensures that personalized and efficient care gets provided.
Clubfoot can be diagnosed before a baby comes into the world through the help of ultrasound. Hence, our doctors specialize in prenatal counseling and can also perform nonsurgical treatments. Furthermore, we can perform the Ponseti technique that treats clubfoot deformities.
Other Conditions that we Treat at Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists include:
- Musculoskeletal trauma
- Gait abnormalities
- Limb deformities
- Neuromuscular disorders
- ACL injuries and tears
- Children 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
Based on the outcome of the child’s diagnosis, our pediatric orthopedic doctors will begin with conservative treatments that do not require surgery. In addition, these treatment options include:
- Ponseti casting for broken bones and clubfoot
- The use of 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
- Surgery to set broken bones
Why Choose Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists?
Recognized Musculoskeletal care
Many fellow doctors consider our pediatric orthopedics practice as one of the best orthopedics care in Arlington, Dallas, Frisco, and McKinney, Texas
Full-service Treatment Center
Within our offices, we provide X-rays, casting, and splinting services to include physical therapy.
To ensure that children do not become exposed to high radiation, we offer the EOS X-ray imaging system. As such, this system uses very low radiation (depending on the type of scan required, and can provide about 50 times lower radiation) to capture both 2D and 3D images. Thus, children that need frequent X-ray scanning due to their conditions will be exposed to very low radiation.
Specialized and Professional Care
Our doctors are well trained in pediatric orthopedics surgery. Furthermore, this expertise implies that your child will get the best possible care. Also, we offer specialized care for fractures, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, and lots more.
Our doctors conduct research as they contribute to knowledge in the field of pediatric orthopedics. For instance, they make discoveries that improve orthopedic treatment for children and adolescents.
Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists can take care of all the musculoskeletal issues for your child. For any and all questions, please request a consultation with our pediatric orthopedic team to discuss any bone or joint condition of concern with your child. If we discover that the child requires the attention of other specialists, we will work with other doctors to include those that specialize in neurosurgery and developmental medicine.
Sports Injury Experts
Importantly, we provide specialized care for fractures and other injuries that happen during sports. In addition, 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 Orthopedics Team
While treating children, our doctors may use many methods that involve observing the growth of the child, braces and splints, physical therapy, and surgery. Furthermore, at Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists, 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 doctor, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.
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.
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