Pediatric orthopedist in Kharkiv
Disorders in the formation of the musculoskeletal system can be observed already at the intra-uterine period or occur after the birth of a child. Both diseases of a woman’s pregnancy and a genetic predisposition, poor ecology, stress, and lack of nutrients lead to pathology.
Both diseases of a woman’s pregnancy and a genetic predisposition, poor ecology, stress, and lack of nutrients lead to pathology.
In newborns, the musculoskeletal structure is actively developing, but this process can be disrupted by severe infections or injuries. Consultation of a children’s orthopedist enables to control the formation of the musculoskeletal system, identify timely the developmental pathologies and treat them, maintain healthy joints and bones.
What does a pediatric orthopedist do?
An orthopedic surgeon is engaged in diagnostics, treatment and prevention of diseases of the musculoskeletal system in children under the age of 18 years. The first consultation of a children’s orthopedist is carried out immediately after the birth of the baby: the specialist checks the absence of skeletal abnormalities. In the future, it is recommended to bring regularly the child to a planned visit to the pediatric orthopedist: at the age of 1, 3 and 6 months, and at 1 year.
An unplanned visit to the doctor is necessary when the following alarming symptoms occur:
- limited movement in the joints;
- heaviness and awkwardness of the gait, the child may limp or walk with a drag;
- pain in muscles and joints;
- change in the color of the skin or rash near the joints;
- club foot;
If the child sits incorrectly (one shoulder higher than the other), keeps his head in a forced posture, complains of pain when moving his limbs or body, a consultation of a pediatric orthopedist is recommended as soon as possible. Such symptoms may indicate a wide range of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Children of up to 6 months of age should undergo an ultrasound examination of the hip joints to identify pathologies.
Pediatric orthopaedists most often deal with the following diseases:
- congenital defects of the upper and lower extremities;
- flat feet;
- bone neoplasms - tumors and cysts;
- inflammation of the joints.
Also, doctors treat fractures, dislocations and ligament sprains.
What does the orthopaedist examine?
Visit to a children’s orthopedist starts with a thorough examination of the young patient. The doctor visually assesses the anatomical condition of the skeletal system, characteristic of a particular age. The next step is to determine the amplitude of the movement of the joints. There should be no restrictions on mobility, crunch, or perceptible discomfort. If the examination reveals deviations from the norm, additional studies are prescribed, both general blood and urine tests, and more specific tests, such as X-rays or ultrasound of the joints.
Based on the results, an accurate diagnosis is made and a treatment regimen is developed. Most diseases of the musculoskeletal system respond well to treatment in childhood and adolescence, especially with early detection.
Appointment with a children’s orthopedist is possible in the medical center “ON Clinic Kharkiv”. We employ qualified orthopedic doctors with extensive experience, working with children of different ages. The clinic is equipped with modern diagnostic and orthopedic tools, which enables both to detect quickly the pathology and correct it effectively.
Prior registration is required for consultations of children’s orthopedists. To choose a convenient time for the visit of the Medical Center “ON Clinic Kharkiv”, call the contact number specified on the website.
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|ONLINE-Repeated consultation of a pediatric orthopedist - traumatologist||350 uah|
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