Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine located in Flemington, NJ, Bridgewater, NJ & Washington, NJ
If your son or daughter suffers a sports-related injury or they regularly complain of joint or musculoskeletal pain, pediatric orthopaedics can pinpoint the underlying cause of their discomfort and promote healing. At MidJersey Orthopaedics in Flemington, Bridgewater and Washington, New Jersey, the team of orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine experts proudly offers a wide range of pediatric orthopaedics services, including on-site imaging, physical therapy, and, when necessary, surgery. To request your pediatric orthopaedics appointment today, call the office nearest you or click the online scheduling tool.
Pediatric Orthopaedics Q & A
What is Pediatric Orthopaedics?
Pediatric orthopaedics is a branch of orthopaedic medicine focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing musculoskeletal disorders and/or illness in children and adolescents. Children and adolescents experience many of the same musculoskeletal problems that adults do. However, because they’re still growing, these conditions present different symptoms and may have a greater impact on their overall quality of life.
Our specialists at MidJersey Orthopaedics work with their patients to ease pain, improve mobility, and to prevent musculoskeletal problems from getting worse. Usually, this involves conservative, noninvasive treatments, but in some instances, surgical intervention may be necessary.
What Conditions Does Pediatric Orthopaedics Treat?
The pediatric specialists at MidJersey Orthopaedics regularly diagnose and treat a wide range of orthopaedic problems, including:
- Limb deformities
- Gait abnormalities
- Dislocated joints
- Elbow fractures
- Femur fractures
- Forearm fractures
- Growth plate fractures
- Sever's disease
- Flexible flat foot
- Throwing injuries in the elbow
- Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
- Bone infections
- Heel pain
- Knee pain
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Back pain in children
- Joint infections
The team also treats common sports-related injuries, such as ankle sprains and meniscus tears, as well as a concussion. They also specialize in the treatment of juvenile arthritis and provide cast care and cast boot instructions.
When Should My Child Visit a Pediatric Orthopaedics Specialist?
Children and adolescents are incredibly resilient and usually bounce back following sports-related and other musculoskeletal injuries. Conservative measures of care, such as rest, ice, compression, and elevation (the RICE protocol) and taking over-the-counter medications, are usually enough to encourage healing.
However, if your child’s pain persists or it interferes with their ability to participate in normal activities like playing with friends or riding their bike, make an appointment with our team at MidJersey Orthopaedics.
What are Some Common Symptoms Caused by Pediatric Orthopaedic Problems?
Orthopaedic problems present a range of symptoms and vary from person to person. You should make an appointment with the team at MidJersey Orthopaedics if your child experiences:
- Sore muscles
- Decreased performance level in their activities
- Abnormal gait
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