Fractures and post-injury dislocations in children require specialized and compassionate care. When a child suffers a fracture or dislocation, their developing bones and growth plates need special attention to ensure proper healing and prevent future complications. Our dedicated team of pediatric orthopedic specialists is trained to provide the highest quality care for children facing these challenges. We utilize the latest diagnostic tools and treatment options tailored to each child's unique needs. Our goal is to minimize pain, promote rapid healing, and support the child's overall well-being throughout the recovery process.
Fractures of the upper and lower limbs are common injuries in children, often resulting from falls, sports activities, or accidents. A fracture occurs when there is a break or cracks in a bone.
Causes and Symptoms of Fractures of Upper and Lower Limbs:
Fractures in the upper and lower limbs can be caused by direct trauma, such as a fall on an outstretched hand or a direct blow to a limb. Indirect trauma, such as forcefully twisting or bending a limb, can also lead to fractures. Children may experience pain, swelling, bruising, deformity, and difficulty moving the affected limb.
Treatments of Fractures of Upper and Lower Limbs:
The treatment of fractures in children aims to realign the broken bones and promote proper healing. Treatment options include casting, splinting, or the application of traction to immobilize the fractured bone. Surgery may sometimes be required to realign and stabilize the fracture using pins, screws, plates, or rods. Rehabilitation exercises are often recommended to restore strength, range of motion, and function after the fracture has healed.
Dislocations occur when the bones forming a joint are forced out of their normal position. They can result from trauma, falls, or excessive force applied to a joint.
Causes and Symptoms of Dislocations of Upper and Lower Limbs:
Accidents, sports injuries, or sudden twisting movements can cause dislocations in children. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling, deformity, and the inability to move the affected joint. Dislocations can also cause nerve or blood vessel damage in some cases.
Treatments of Dislocations of Upper and Lower Limbs:
The treatment of dislocations involves reducing the joint back to its normal position. It is typically done by a healthcare professional using manual manipulation techniques. After reduction, the joint is immobilized with a splint or cast to allow for healing. Physical therapy may be recommended to restore joint function and prevent stiffness.
Spine fractures in children are rare but can occur due to high-energy trauma, such as motor vehicle accidents or sports injuries. Spinal fractures in children require careful evaluation and management due to the potential impact on growth and development.
Causes and Symptoms of Fractures of the Spine: Spinal fractures can be caused by significant trauma, falls from heights, or sports-related injuries. Symptoms can vary depending on the location and severity of the fracture. Common symptoms include severe back pain, numbness or tingling in the limbs, difficulty walking, loss of bowel or bladder control, and spine deformity.
Treatments of Fractures of the Spine: Treatment for spinal fractures in children depends on various factors, including the type and extent of the fracture, age, and overall health of the child. Some fractures may be managed with immobilization using braces or casts, while others may require surgical intervention to stabilize the spine and promote healing. Rehabilitation and physical therapy may be necessary to regain strength, mobility, and function.
Fractures of the pelvis in children are uncommon and often occur due to high-energy trauma, such as motor vehicle accidents or falls from significant heights. Pelvic fractures can be associated with significant internal injuries and require prompt evaluation and management.
Causes and Symptoms of Fracture of the Pelvis: Pelvic fractures in children are typically caused by significant trauma or direct blows to the pelvis. Symptoms can include severe pelvic pain, difficulty walking or standing, tenderness over the pelvic area, swelling, bruising, and deformity.
Treatments of Fracture of the Pelvis: The treatment of pelvic fractures in children depends on the severity and stability of the fracture. Stable fractures may be managed with immobilization using a pelvic binder or a combination of braces. Unstable fractures or those associated with significant internal injuries may require surgical intervention to stabilize the pelvis and address any additional complications. Rehabilitation and physical therapy are often necessary to aid recovery and restore function. Fractures and post-injury dislocations in children require prompt evaluation and appropriate treatment to ensure proper healing and minimize long-term complications. Early diagnosis, immobilization, and rehabilitative interventions play vital roles in managing these injuries, allowing children to regain function and return to normal activities.