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Pediatric Orthopedics

All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons located in Clear Lake, Houston, TX

When it comes to sprains, strains, and broken bones, children have unique medical needs and concerns. To provide the best possible care for your child, the team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute specializes in pediatric orthopedics. They understand how to properly address your child’s musculoskeletal problem without impeding their normal growth. Call the office in Houston, Texas, or book an appointment online today with the experts in pediatric orthopedics.

Pediatric Orthopedics Q & A

What is pediatric orthopedics?

Pediatric orthopedics is a specialty area of orthopedic medicine. Orthopedic physicians undergo years of education and training to diagnose and treat conditions that affect your musculoskeletal system, including your bones, muscles, joints, and connective tissue.

Unlike adults, the musculoskeletal system in children and teens grows and changes, which brings unique challenges for physicians when addressing pediatric orthopedic problems.

The team at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute includes pediatric orthopedic specialists who have additional training in pediatric medicine and care. 

What conditions benefit from pediatric orthopedics?

All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute provides care for a wide range of orthopedic needs. Conditions that benefit from pediatric orthopedics include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Fractures, including hand fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Limb deformities like clubfoot and limb length discrepancies
  • Gait abnormalities

The team also includes experts that treat specific injuries, such as ACL tears, rotator cuff tears, and Achilles tendon injuries. These types of injuries are common in children and teens who play sports. 

What can I expect during a pediatric orthopedics evaluation?

You can expect a patient-focused exam during a pediatric orthopedics evaluation at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute. 

During your child’s evaluation, your provider reviews your concerns and your child’s symptoms. For injuries, they also ask about the details of how the injury occurred.

Your provider reviews your child’s medical history and usual activities and performs a physical. Diagnostic imaging such as X-rays, ultrasounds, or CT scans may be requested to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

What are the treatments for pediatric orthopedics? 

The team at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute creates individual treatment plans specific to your child’s pediatric orthopedic needs. The experts offer both non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

Your child’s pediatric orthopedics plan may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Durable medical equipment bracing
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgical intervention

If your child needs surgery, the team uses advanced tools and techniques to ensure they get the best possible outcomes. The team even includes surgeons that specialize in pediatric spine surgery. 

Call All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute or book your pediatric orthopedics appointment online today.