Paediatric Orthopaedics

Paediatric Orthopaedics

“Early diagnosis and comprehensive care for a deformity and disability free Child”

The paediatric orthopaedic department is a highly specialized unit, which caters to all orthopaedic problems faced by children (from birth up to 15 years).

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The department is headed by Dr. Sandeep Patwardhan, Paediatric Orthopaedic Specialist, who has pioneered Paediatric Orthopaedics as a super speciality in Pune.

The department offers comprehensive care for treatment of various paediatric, orthopaedic conditions, few of which are listed below:

Paediatric Fracture Clinic:

Specialized care for the injured child involves making the correct diagnosis for children’s fractures especially around the elbow using latest techniques like arthrography and innovative methods like percutaneous reductions and fixations to save children from problems of deformity and disability. Titanium Elastic Nailing, for long bone fractures has revolutionized the treatment and rehabilitation allowing treatment without plasters and an early return to school and play. Minimal scars and complete functional recovery are hallmarks of these methods.

Congenital Problems:

Clubfoot is the commonest problem and we can boast of near 100% cure with the Ponseti Method of plasters which has eliminated the need for surgery in neonates with clubfoot. More than 100 children are treated every year with this problem with excellent results In addition surgical treatment for DDH, Radial Club Hand, Torticollis, Congenital knee dislocations, Arthrogryposis Multiplex, and various other birth defects is possible.

Infections in Children:

Early and prompt treatment for Bone and joint infections needs to be emphasized upon and many children can be saved from disability and growth related issues by prompt intervention. Reconstruction of deformed joints and bones by innovative methods which have been published by us are available.

Growth Modulation:

We have pioneered deformity correction in children with Knock knees and Bow legs with minimally invasive 8 plate devices and routinely perform limb lengthening to increase limb lengths.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta:

A rare bone disorder where we can use Telescopic growing rods for stabilizing deformed limb segments and helping children to walk. In addition we manage all metabolic Bone diseases associated with deformation of children’s bone.

Perthes Disease, Slipped epiphysis of Hip (SCFE):

Some unusual hip problems in children which need prompt attention and repair to prevent Hip replacement in at a young age.

Cerebral Palsy Clinic:

We boast of a comprehensive care unit for the Spastic child from diagnosis to maturity. Gait Analysis in a 2D Vga lab followed by Botulinum toxin injections, SEMLS, Bony lever corrections and joint stabilizations help the disabled child become independent. In addition complete rehabilitation care with latest techniques in NDT and SI by trained Neurorehab specialists are provided.

Sports Medicine:

We offer Arthroscopic solutions and rehab for all children’s sports injuries and help them get back to sports.

Braces and Aid:

We offer all latest moulded orthosis and aids for rehabilitation of paralytic and disabled children.

Reconstruction of Growth Plate Injuries:

Repair of damaged growth plates by bar excisions and reconstruction possible with prompt diagnosis.

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