Pediatric Orthopaedics

Childrens orthopaedics can be traced back in time to 400 BC when Hippocrates wrote about such conditions as scoliosis and clubfeet.  The care of children’s orthopaedic problems was performed by generalists up until the middle of the twentieth century.  Medical science had progressed enough that children’s orthopaedics became a subspecialty of othopaedics.  The orthopaedic problems that children suffer from and the treatment of these problems is distinctly different from that of adults.  In the 1980’s the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America was born out of several smaller societies.  This society now has over 600 members and is active in the education of orthopaedists and the research of pediatric orthopaedic problems.

The Pediatric Orthopaedists takes care of problems and injuries in the spine, pelvis, and the extremities.  Click on the links below to learn more.