A growing body presents different challenges than a mature body. An orthopedist is the best type of doctor to treat musculoskeletal problems—injuries and conditions of the bones, joints, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments—but what about musculoskeletal problems in children? If your child is experiencing problems with any of these, they will benefit most from a visit to a pediatric orthopedic specialist.
Pediatric orthopedics is a specialty dedicated to treating children’s unique needs: their growing bones, joints, growth plates, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. A pediatric orthopedist has specialized training to care for acute, chronic and congenital musculoskeletal conditions in children, such as:
- Bowed legs
- Gait abnormalities
- Hip dysplasia
- Knock knees
- Sports injuries
Not only are they experienced in treating childhood conditions, pediatric orthopedic specialists are also equipped to put children at ease, get them to cooperate and soothe anxieties in both children and their caregivers.
The Orthopedics Department at Summit Health is one of the only multidisciplinary practices in New Jersey with a pediatric orthopedist on staff, making it truly one of the most comprehensive orthopedics practices. Now, your child can receive the same competent, compassionate care that you’ve come to rely on for yourself and the rest of your family.
If your child was born with or has developed a musculoskeletal condition, schedule an appointment with our pediatric orthopedics specialist today.