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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.

 What are the Different Types of Orthopedic Doctors?

What are the Different Types of Orthopedic Doctors?

by Holly (SU)
Mitigating musculoskeletal maladies can be tricky for those suffering from them but understanding the difference between each doctor’s subspecialty will allow you to select the one right for you.

Why Your Child Needs the Best Pediatric Orthopedic Care

Why Your Child Needs the Best Pediatric Orthopedic Care

by Stephanie Meadows
Throughout our lives, we have heard that staying active and healthy during childhood is very important, as it can set the foundation for how our bodies grow and develop as we age throughout life. Our anatomy provides form, stability, movement, support, and binds our organs and connective tissues together.

Choosing the Right Pediatric Orthopedist

Choosing the Right Pediatric Orthopedist

by Stephanie Meadows
Orthopedic medicine is a specialty that focuses on the musculoskeletal system, mainly on the bones, joints, and limbs. Orthopedic doctors can treat a multitude of things, but a majority of problems that are treated involve those with joint infections, injuries, spine or limb deformities, and broken bones. A division of orthopedic medicine focuses on growing children, called pediatric orthopedics.

Pediatric Orthopedics: What Do These Doctors Treat, and How Can They Help?

Pediatric Orthopedics: What Do These Doctors Treat, and How Can They Help?

by Stephanie Meadows
If your child has any type of orthopedic problem, you want him or her to receive the very best, most advanced care possible. Additionally, you'll want a team of experts who are compassionate and view each one of their young patients as unique. And most importantly, you deserve a doctor who is understanding and responsive to the concerns of the child’s parents.

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