Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center
Orthopedic Surgery located in Henderson, NV & Las Vegas, NV
Whether your child is injured on the playground, during organized sports, or has an inherited or developmental disorder, the pediatric orthopedic specialists at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center provide compassionate and comprehensive care. The pediatric orthopedic team has extensive training and experience in all types of children’s bone, muscle, and joint problems. And they have the intangible ability to connect with children and teens, easing anxiety while providing exceptional care. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, call the office in Henderson or Las Vegas, Nevada, or use the online booking feature today.
Pediatric Orthopedics Q & A
How does pediatric orthopedics differ from adult care?
Physicians who specialize in pediatric orthopedics receive extensive training in the unique medical needs of young patients, from newborns to young adults.
The board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center know that children can’t be treated like small adults because their bones, muscles, and joints are still developing.
Children and teens sustain different types of injuries and conditions compared with adults, and need different techniques and treatments.
Beyond their medical needs, children need orthopedic physicians who can get to the bottom of a problem even when they can’t communicate their symptoms and needs.
Children also need medical professionals who have a natural way of connecting and communicating, who understand and help ease children’s (and parents’) anxiety. You can depend on receiving that type of care from the team at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center.
What are the most common pediatric orthopedic conditions?
The pediatric team at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center treats the full range of children’s orthopedic injuries and conditions. A few examples include:
- Sports injuries
- Ankle sprains
- Growth plate fractures
- Buckle fractures
- Flat feet
- Hip dysplasia
- Shoulder instability
- Throwing injuries
- Limb deformities
- Spine deformities
- Bone and joint infections
- Developmental and inherited conditions
Children also suffer injuries that are typically associated with adults. For example, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and overuse injuries (Little League elbow and Little League shoulder) are on the rise in young athletes.
In pediatric orthopedics, sports injuries include more than sprains, strains, and fractures that happen during organized sports. Children are just as likely to end up with a sports injury on the playground or while riding their bike or jumping on the trampoline at home.
What symptoms develop due to pediatric orthopedic conditions?
Children develop many of the same symptoms as adults, including injury-related pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty using the affected area.
However, they often have symptoms such as:
- Complaining of persistent pain (longer than a few days)
- Limiting their movement during play and activities
- Limiting the amount of time they play or engage in sports
- Developing an unusual bend in an arm or leg
With so many pediatric orthopedic conditions, these represent only a few of the most common symptoms parents can expect to see in their children.
If your child needs pediatric orthopedics, call Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, or book an appointment online today.
Polydactyly of the Hand
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCPD)
Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)