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Topic Index

The Pediatric Orthopaedics Team

Evaluation Procedures

Congenital and Hereditary Disorders

Growth-Related Disorders

Inflammatory and Infectious Disorders

Bone Cancer

Fractures

Crutch Walking

Cast Types and Maintenance Instructions

Sports Injuries

Glossary

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, care, and treatment of diseases, disorders, injuries, and other conditions of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system consists of the body's bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, and nerves.

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Pediatric orthopedics specializes in the management and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions that only affect children from birth through adolescence. Children are not just small adults, and they require special care to address their needs as they grow and develop.

These health care professionals also provide comprehensive orthopedic services in the treatment and care of congenital and hereditary disorders, growth-related problems, inflammatory and infectious problems, fractures, sports-related injuries, and multisystem trauma cases.

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