Pediatric Orthopedics

Pediatric Orthopedics

Pediatric trauma is a subset of orthopedic trauma that deals with the unique problems seen in the bones, joints, and soft tissues of infants, children, or adolescents following trauma or injury. The main goal of this specialized area of orthopedics is to treat fractured bones and restore the alignment of the joints, with special attention to the growth areas of the bone.

Common Pediatric Trauma Injuries:

  • Growth plate fracture (ends of long bones)
  • Greenstick fracture (in soft bones of infants and young children)
  • Torus fracture (also called buckle or incomplete fracture)
  • Supracondylar humerus fracture (above the elbow)
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (hip disorder)
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease (inflammation below the kneecap)
  • Calcaneal apophysitis (inflammation of heel bone)

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If your infant, child, or adolescent has experienced a traumatic injury contact Orthopedic Associates of Central Texas today or find your location below to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon.