Pediatric and Adolescent Care
It’s difficult to see your child in pain. Unfortunately, minor fractures, skeletal issues, and broken bones happen. When they do, you want your child to receive treatment from a high-quality, specialized team. At Valley Orthopaedic Specialists, we are trained in treating children who experience anything from injuries to neurological conditions. Our team understands that pediatric and adolescent patients require special attention and compassionate care, as their bones are still developing and maturing.
Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons treat children and adolescents with acute orthopaedic injuries, offering support to their parents throughout the process. As providers who know what it’s like to be parents, our surgeons strive to offer need-based pediatric appointments within 24 to 48 hours.
Orthopaedic Injuries and Broken Bones
Children’s bones and joints are much more fragile than those of adults, which means they have a higher risk of injuries like dislocations, sprains, and fractures. Children are often more active than adults, which elevates their risk of accidents or injuries during physical activity. Sports injuries are very common among kids, which is why we have orthopaedic surgeons on staff who specialize in sports medicine.
Since children have flexible and strong bones, their injuries often heal faster, allowing them to resume normal activity fairly quickly (with little long-term damage). In most cases, treatments like rest, immobilization, and casting are sufficient for treating these injuries.
Some neurological conditions in children can result in muscle imbalances or deformities that require long-term care to improve their quality of life. At Valley Orthopaedic Specialists, we offer treatment for muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and more to help children and adolescents who suffer from these neurological conditions improve function. Sometimes treatment involves surgery to correct structural abnormalities. Customized physical therapy programs may also be used to restore and maintain optimal function.
Customized Treatment Options
Depending on your child’s orthopaedic condition, our orthopaedic specialists offer a wide variety of treatment options. Treatment plans are customized to each adolescent’s individual and specific needs but may include:
- Physical therapy
- Surgical intervention
The goal of each customized treatment plan is to ensure proper healing as well as continued growth and development for each pediatric patient.
Schedule an Appointment with Valley Orthopaedic Specialists
If your child has experienced an injury or is dealing with a neurological condition, our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at Valley Orthopaedic Specialists can help. We understand the unique approach needed for treating children and adolescents, and are equipped to treat a wide range of conditions in pediatric patients. Not only will we make sure we see your child in a timely manner, but we will work as a team to get them back to their normal lifestyle again. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.