Pediatric Orthopaedics Specialist

Woodlands Center For Special Surgery

Hand Surgeon & Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists located in The Woodlands, TX

It’s important for children to reach their full growth potential, which is why it’s so important to address any musculoskeletal problems they have. Thankfully, skilled microsurgeon Dr. Mark Ciaglia, DO, and orthopaedic surgeon Dr. William J. Jordan, MD, at the Woodlands Center for Special Surgery in The Woodlands, Texas, offer state-of-the-art pediatric orthopaedic care to ensure your child’s physical well-being. If you have any questions about your child’s health, call or book your appointment online today.

Pediatric Orthopaedics Q & A

Woodlands Center For Special Surgery

Why would my child need to visit a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon?

If your child has any potential problems with their bones, joints, or muscles, you should seek a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. In addition, if your child has decreased movement of their joints or pain and swelling, it can be a sign of something more serious.

Growing bones are susceptible to different injuries, and fractures may occur in the growth plate that require different treatments to ensure the bone continues growing and also heals.

What are common pediatric orthopaedic conditions?

At Woodlands Center for Special Surgery, Dr. Ciaglia and Dr. Jordan offer state-of-the-art treatment for the following conditions:

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, and it shows up more frequently in women than in men. Your doctor takes an X-ray to truly understand the impact of the curvature and decide whether bracing is necessary or if surgery is required.

Limb Deformity or Length Discrepancy

Limb length or leg deformities may get better by themselves without the need for special shoes or braces. However, many treatments are available such as adaptive footwear or limb lengthening, which is a surgical intervention that helps new bone generate in the affected limb.

Skeletal Dysplasia

Skeletal dysplasia describes a category of disorders in children that hinder their development and growth due to instability in their bones and joints. An estimated 14,000-27,000 babies in the United States are born each year with some form of skeletal dysplasia

Should I be worried about my child’s hip?

Problems related to the hip can be caused by issues with soft tissues, muscles, or bones. Thus a clinical exam from your doctor at Woodlands Center for Special Surgery is the first step to determine the root cause of their hip pain.

Transient synovitis is the most common cause of hip pain in children ages 3-10. It causes inflammation and swelling of the tissues around the hip joint. Although the pain should subside on its own, your doctor may give anti-inflammatory medicine to your child.

Hip dysplasia is a common condition that occurs when a baby’s hips don’t develop correctly. To correct the problem, your doctor puts them in a soft brace to keep their knees bent for a few months. Although this usually takes care of the problem, in some cases surgery may be necessary.

If you believe your child has any problems with their musculoskeletal system, call the Woodlands Center for Special Surgery or book your appointment online today.