Pediatric Orthopedics

Children and adolescents may present a variety of congenital or acquired pathologies of the musculoskeletal system that warrant further medical attention. Although some of them might resolve spontaneously, early orthopedic treatment can be crucial in order to avoid late deformities. The rapid growth in children may often be beneficial in achieving a positive clinical outcome. However, besides timely detection of pediatric orthopedic disorders, concrete treatment planning is essential for many of these disorders. It is therefore my pleasure to offer the recommended orthopedic examination (week 4-7) and hip sonography (week 1 and 6-8) for your newborn child.

In case those conservative treatment methods fail, surgery may sometimes be required to help your child. In these cases our competent staff of pediatric orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and specially trained nurses and therapists at the Orthopedic Hospital Vienna-Speising will take care of your child before and after surgery.

As a general pediatric orthopedic surgeon with emphasis on hand and upper limb surgery I will be able to provide orthopedic care amongst others for the following disorders:

Pediatric Head

  • Plagiocephaly
  • Torticollis

Pediatric Spine

  • Postural abnormalities
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thorax deformities

Pediatric Hand and Upper Limb

  • Congenital and acquired malformations

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Pediatric Foot and Ankle

  • Flexible Flatfoot
  • Vertical talus
  • Clubfoot
  • Metatarsus adductus
  • Talipes calcaneovalgus
  • Tarsal coalitions
  • Congenital malformations

Pediatric Hip

  • Developmental hip dysplasia
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Transient synovitis

Pediatric Lower Limb

  • Genua vara/valga (“bow-legs/knock knees”)
  • Limb length discrepancy
  • In-toeing/out-toeing
  • Acquired deformities

Pediatric Sports and Recreational Activities

  • Patella dislocation
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Overuse conditions
  • Shoulder dislocation

Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Morbus Duchenne

Benign Tumors and Musculoskeletal Infections

  • Solitary osteochondromas
  • Bone cysts
  • Septic arthritis
  • Osteomyelitis

Pediatric Rheumatic Disorders

  • Juvenile rheumatoid  arthritis

Skeletal Dysplasias and Syndromes

  • Neurofibromatosis
  • (Spondylo-)epiphyseal dysplasia
  • Down syndrome
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Apert syndrome
  • Achondroplasia

Pediatric Metabolic Disorders

  • Rickets
  • Hypophosphataemic rickets
  • Tall stature

Microsurgery

  • Nerve lacerations

 

Please bring all previous x-rays or lab records with you!