Pediatric Orthopedics

At Orthopedic Specialists and Sports Medicine, our pediatric orthopedics service combines medical expertise with compassionate care.

If you’re seeking the best for your child’s orthopedic needs, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine experts. You can find us in Granville and Coshocton, Ohio. Your child’s active and healthy future begins here.

What is Pediatric Orthopedics?

Pediatric orthopedic doctors are medical specialists who understand the pediatric musculoskeletal system and how it differs from an adult’s bones and joints. This is important because children’s bodies are different from adults as they are still growing.

Pediatric orthopedic surgeons are focused on the health and well-being of children and young adults and have extensive experience in the many injuries and conditions that could affect them.

Our skilled pediatric doctors use their specialized knowledge to assess, diagnose, and treat young patients so they can return to a better quality of life. Their extensive training gives them the experience they need to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions.

What Do Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons Do?

Pediatric orthopedic surgeons use many medical and surgical treatments to treat musculoskeletal conditions in children. They will work with you and your child to tailor a treatment strategy for your child’s specific needs.

These experts in pediatric orthopedics are specially trained to communicate with children about their medical conditions. This is very important as children not only present distinct physical issues but also interpret and respond differently.

When Should You See a Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist?

You should see a pediatric orthopedic surgeon if your child is presenting symptoms that indicate a problem with their musculoskeletal system. Being aware of certain symptoms is important because if your child’s pediatric orthopedic issue can be diagnosed and treated early on, it could help to avoid further damage and pain in the future.

If any of the following symptoms sound familiar, your child may have damaged a joint or the surrounding tissues:

  • Inability to walk or move due to severe pain
  • Limited range of motion in the affected joint
  • Numbness or tingling 
  • Pain and swelling in the affected joint
  • Severe bruising 

What Conditions Do Pediatric Specialists Treat?

Our pediatric specialists treat the following conditions:

  • Bowlegs
  • Clubfoot
  • Deformities (limb or spinal)
  • Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Traumatic injuries

What to Expect During Your Visit

When you see a pediatric orthopedist for the first time, remember to bring any important medical papers and your insurance details. You and your child will talk to the doctor about your child’s symptoms and medical history. It’s a good idea for your child to wear comfy clothes.

The doctor will talk to your child, check their physical condition, and might do tests like an MRI or X-ray to understand the issue better. Once they know what’s going on, they’ll discuss a plan with you and schedule any needed treatments. They will suggest treatments like a cast, physical therapy, or surgery, depending on your child’s condition.

Our pediatric orthopedists are very successful in talking to kids in a way they can understand. They will do all they can to make your child feel comfortable.

Keeping You Active at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine

Our doctors are committed to the well-being of your child, ensuring their healthy and active future. Your child’s musculoskeletal health is our passion, and our experts at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine are here to provide the highest quality care.

Don’t hesitate to take the first step in ensuring your child’s health and happiness. Contact us now to schedule an appointment and give your child the gift of a pain-free, active life.

Our team of dedicated specialists addresses a wide range of pediatric orthopedic concerns. Whether your child needs care for a sports-related injury or a complex musculoskeletal condition, we’re ready to provide the highest level of orthopedic care.

We are the the only practice in Granville, OH that specializes in pediatric orthopedics. We also have a practice in Coshocton, OH. Your child’s journey to a brighter, healthier future begins here. Contact us today!

Medically reviewed by
Alex Tancevski, M.D.