Pediatric Orthopaedics

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What Kind of Treatments Does Paediatric Orthopaedics Cover?

Paediatric orthopaedics is a subspecialty of orthopaedic surgery that deals with the diagnosis, management and treatment of musculoskeletal problems in children. The types of treatment covered by paediatric orthopaedics are as follows

  • Clubfoot: A deformity where the foot is twisted out of shape or position.
  • Hip dysplasia: A condition where the hip socket doesn’t fully cover the ball portion of the upper thighbone.
  • Congenital limb deficiencies: Absence or underdevelopment of limbs.

2- Growth Abnormalities:

  • Limb length discrepancies: One limb is shorter than the other.
  • Growth plate injuries: Injuries to the area of growing tissue at the end of the long bones in children.

3- Neuromuscular Disorders:

  • Cerebral palsy: A disorder affecting movement, muscle tone, or posture due to damage that occurred to the immature brain.
  • Spina bifida: A birth defect where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord.

Muscular dystrophy:

  • A group of genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass.

4- Infections and Tumours:

  • Bone and joint infections: Such as osteomyelitis and septic arthritis.
  • Bone tumours: Both benign (like osteochondroma) and malignant (like osteosarcoma).

5- Fractures and Traumas:

Treatment and management of broken bones and dislocations in children, considering their growth plates

6- Spinal Deformities:

  • Scoliosis: A lateral curvature of the spine.
  • Kyphosis: An exaggerated forward rounding of the back.
  • Spondylolisthesis: When a vertebra slips out of place.

7- Foot and Ankle Conditions:

  • Flat feet: Where the arches on the inside of the feet are flattened.
  • Toe walking: Walking on the toes without putting much weight on the heel.
  • Gait Abnormalities: Abnormalities in the way a child walks or runs.
  • In-toeing and out-toeing: When feet turn inward or outward while walking.
  • Limping: Caused by various conditions ranging from minor injuries to serious infections or tumours.

8- Sports Injuries:

  • Overuse injuries like Osgood-Schlatter disease or Sever’s disease.
  • Sprains, strains, and repetitive motion injuries.

9- Hand and Upper Limb Conditions:

  • Syndactyly: Fingers or toes are fused together.
  • Polydactyly: Extra fingers or toes.
  • Erb’s palsy: Injury to the upper group of the arm’s main nerves.

10- Other conditions:

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta: A genetic disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily.
  • Rickets: Softening and weakening of bones in children, usually due to insufficient vitamin D.

What Should be Considered When Choosing a Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon?

When choosing a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, it’s essential to consider several key criteria to ensure your child receives the best possible care. Here are some of the most important criteria:

  • Qualifications: Check the surgeon’s educational background and specialised training.
  • Experience: Ensure they have ample experience, especially with the specific procedure needed.
  • Reputation: Seek recommendations and read online reviews.
  • Hospital Affiliation: Consider the reputation and facilities of the affiliated hospital.
  • Communication: The surgeon should communicate clearly and be approachable.
  • Team Approach: Look for a surgeon who collaborates with other specialists for comprehensive care.
  • Post-operative Care: Ensure proper follow-up and rehabilitation services are provided.

Pediatric Orthopedics Surgery in Turkey

Paediatric orthopaedics is one of Turkey’s strengths that makes it a prominent destination for health tourism. Many Turkish hospitals, especially in major cities such as Istanbul and Antalya, have state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies.

Turkish paediatric orthopaedic surgeons are internationally trained and members of global professional associations. The cost of paediatric orthopaedic surgery in Turkey is lower than in many Western countries, making Turkey an attractive option for international patients.

Turkey’s strategic geographical location connects Europe and Asia, making it accessible to patients from many regions.The combination of high quality healthcare services and the country’s rich cultural heritage further increases the attractiveness of Turkey as an option for paediatric orthopaedic care.

Why Should You Choose Turkey for Paediatric Orthopaedics?

Five primary reasons to choose Turkey for paediatric orthopaedics:

  • Advanced Facilities: Turkey’s top hospitals offer state-of-the-art equipment and technologies.
  • Expertise: Turkish surgeons often have international training and global recognitions.
  • Cost-effective: The treatments are high-quality yet typically more affordable than in many Western countries.
  • Strategic Location: Situated between Europe and Asia, Turkey is easily accessible to many.
  • Cultural Heritage: Patients can combine medical trips with experiencing Turkey’s rich history and culture.

Turkish pediatric surgical facilities  match European and US standards, boasting state-of-the-art technologies and highly trained professionals.

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