Pediatric Deformity Correction

Pediatric Deformity Correction

Pediatric deformity correction is a specialized field of orthopedic surgery focused on treating congenital or acquired deformities in children. At Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital, we offer comprehensive care for pediatric orthopedic conditions, including deformity correction, to ensure optimal growth and development in children.

Pediatric deformities can affect various parts of the musculoskeletal system, including the bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments. These deformities may be present at birth (congenital) or develop over time due to factors such as trauma, infection, or neuromuscular disorders. Common pediatric deformities include clubfoot, congenital hip dysplasia, limb length discrepancies, scoliosis, and angular deformities of the lower limbs.

Treatment of pediatric deformities often requires a multidisciplinary approach involving orthopedic surgeons, pediatricians, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals. 

The goals of treatment are to correct the deformity, restore normal function, and prevent long-term complications that may affect the child’s mobility and quality of life.

The treatment approach for pediatric deformity correction varies depending on the type and severity of the deformity, as well as the child’s age and overall health. Conservative treatments such as bracing, casting, or physical therapy may be used for milder deformities or in younger children whose bones are still growing and developing.

For more complex or severe deformities, surgical intervention may be necessary to realign the bones, joints, or soft tissues. Surgical procedures for pediatric deformity correction may include osteotomies (bone cuts), soft tissue releases, tendon transfers, or joint reconstruction. Advanced techniques such as guided growth using temporary implants or external fixation devices may also be employed to gradually correct deformities while allowing for continued growth.

At Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital, our team of pediatric orthopedic specialists is dedicated to providing personalized care to children with musculoskeletal deformities. We work closely with each child and their family to develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals, with the aim of achieving the best possible outcomes.