Pediatric orthopedic doctor

The specialty of Pediatric Orthopedic is also known as Pediatric Orthopedics or Pediatric Orthopedics. This medical specialty focuses on:
Diagnoses and treats conditions related to the children’s musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments.
Pediatric orthopedists treat a wide range of conditions, from simple injuries such as fractures and sprains to more complex cases such as spinal deformities and other congenital anomalies. They also care for children with muscular and dysplasia disorders caused by diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and polymyositis.
Pediatric orthopedics also includes providing surgical care when needed, such as surgery to repair broken bones or correct bone deformities. Pediatric orthopedists may also use non-surgical techniques to treat some conditions, such as therapeutic massage and physical therapy sessions.
The pediatric orthopedic specialty aims to enhance the health and lives of children by providing comprehensive care for the musculoskeletal system and working to diagnose and treat problems associated with it.

What are the common injuries that a pediatric orthopedist deals with?

Pediatric orthopedists deal with a variety of common injuries that may occur in children. Among these injuries are:

  1. Fractures: Fractures are one of the common injuries that pediatric orthopedists deal with. Fractures include broken bones in the extremities such as the leg, arm, hand, and foot, in addition to fractures in the spine.
  2. Sprains: Children sometimes suffer from sprains in the joints, such as the ankle and wrist, and sprains are the result of excessive stretching or twisting of a muscle or tendon.
  3. Ligament sprains: Children sometimes tear ligaments in their joints, such as the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee.
  4. Tendon sprains: Tendons are stretched or torn as a result of overexertion or direct injury. Pediatric orthopedists may deal with tendon injuries in areas such as the shoulder, elbow, and knee.
  5. Joint infections: Children may suffer from joint infections such as degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and nodular arthritis.
  6. Sports injuries: Many sports injuries occur in children, such as stress fractures, cruciate ligament sprains, and ankle sprains.

These are some of the common injuries that pediatric orthopedists deal with, and their mission is to diagnose the injury and provide appropriate treatment, whether conservative or surgical, to ensure the child heals and recovers properly.

Prevention methods that make you not need a pediatric orthopedist

Yes, there are some procedures and guidelines that can be followed to prevent injuries that pediatric orthopedists deal with. Here are some general tips for preventing injuries:

  • Physical training and preparation: It is recommended that the child participate in physical activities appropriate to his age and fitness level. Regular physical training and good preparation before participating in sporting activities can enhance strength, flexibility and balance and reduce the risk of injuries.
  • Use of protective equipment: Children should use protective equipment appropriate for the activity they are practicing. For example, riders must use a helmet and elbow and knee pads. Shoes with good foot stability should also be worn during sporting activities.
  • Maintaining the safety of the environment: The environment in which children move must be safe and free of obstacles and potential dangers. Parents and supervisors should ensure there is a safe playing surface, and remove any objects that could cause them to fall or trip.
  • Guidance and supervision: Parents and supervisors should participate in guiding and constantly monitoring children while they engage in physical activities, especially while playing outdoors or playing sports. They should promote safety and teach children about safe and careful behavior.
  • Warming up and resting: Children should warm up and rest regularly during intense physical activities. A good warm-up before exercise and regular breaks during exercise help reduce the risk of injuries caused by overexertion.

Remember that good prevention plays an important role in reducing the risk of injuries, and you should always consult a doctor or specialist if you are in doubt or concerned about a possible injury or for guidance tailored to your child’s condition.

Pediatric Orthopedic Doctor – Bejad Hisham Abdel Razek

A doctor specializing in pediatric orthopedic treatment and all types of surgery. He is also one of the best orthopedic doctors in Egypt with a high degree of specialization. He specializes in diseases and injuries of the shoulder and knee, performing all joint surgeries, arthroscopic shoulder surgeries, and open shoulder and knee surgeries, including Joint replacement operations with an artificial joint