Is There a Difference Between Pediatric Orthopedics and General Orthopedics?

Is There a Difference Between Pediatric Orthopedics and General Orthopedics?

by Crystal (SU)
Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions and diseases involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedics was formerly oriented only toward treating children with birth defects in their bones – thus the root word “ped” which means “child” – but it has since expanded to all age groups.