Pediatric Orthopedics


Pediatric orthopedics in Zaporizhia

A baby cries when it attempts to pull legs apart? A child limps as she walks? A swelling is formed after a fall? A child complains about pain that makes it difficult to move? If you answered positively to at least one of the above questions you need to immediately consult a pediatric orthopedist-traumatologist.

Scheduled visits to an orthopedist are commonly done at:

  • 1 month
  • from 1 month to 1 year - quarterly
  • 5 years
  • 2 years
  • annual preventive examinations after the age of two years

A pediatric orthopedist-traumatologist starts their “cooperation” with a little patient from the first day of her/his life - if there is a suspicion about in-born pathologies of a musculoskeletal system. In all other cases, first visit of a baby to an orthopedist takes place at the age of one month. During first examination, a doctor makes an assessment of a locomotor system in general. Before a child is 2.5 years old, a doctor will have done screens to discover hip dysplasia, flat foot, limbs deformities and other musculoskeletal diseases, if any.  

When to consult a pediatric orthopedist?

You should take your child to a pediatric traumatologist as soon as possible if one or several of the following symptoms appear:

  • brushes and scratches are replaced by a swelling of soft tissues
  • asymmetry of limbs, head
  • poor body posture
  • lameness, restricted movements
  • arms or legs deformities
  • pain in a back, legs

The sooner a doctor discovers a pathology, if there is any, the easier and quicker will be a treatment process and rehabilitation.


What conditions are treated by a pediatric surgent-orthopedist?

During a consultation, an orthopedist will listen to your complaints, will examine your child, will carefully study an anamnesis and only then will be able to make a diagnosis and discuss treatment options with you. Pathologies that fall within the responsibility of an orthopedist-traumatologist doctor include:

  • hip dysplasia
  • valgus and varus deformities of limbs
  • flat foot, talipes
  • scoliosis, kyphosis and other problems with body posture
  • keel-shaped deformity of a chest
  • torticollis
  • fractures and dislocations
  • in-born anomalies in development
  • postpartum traumas

Sometimes a doctor will need to use medical equipment in order to confirm or specify a diagnosis. For this purpose, a doctor will use an X-ray and ultrasound diagnostics. Our medical centre offers methods of a lab diagnostic. After establishing a diagnosis, your doctor will discuss treatment options. A pediatrist-orthopedist will choose an effective treatment. Treatment’s complexity and duration will vary depending on a severity and progression of the pathology. A complex and an individual approach that we practice in our clinic in relation to every patient brings impressive results even in very difficult cases. We have created all conditions to leave you satisfied with quality of our work. At The Rudenko Clinic in Zaporizhia, we care not only about adults, but also about the littlest of the patients. We are always glad to help you and will answer all your questions.

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