Paediatric Orthopaedics. Our specialisations

Congenital disorders - treatment specialisations

  • Arthrogryposis multitplex congenita (AMC)
  • Spina bifida (MMC)
  • Infantile cerebral palsy (ICP)
  • Longitudinal deformities in the lower extremities (PFFD/fibular/tibial defect/FFU)
  • Transverse deformities
    Various forms of skeletal dysplasia (e.g. achondroplasia)
  • All forms of foot deformity (including Ponseti treatment for club feet)
  • Congenital knee dislocation
  • Muscular disorders (muscular dystrophy)
  • Syndactyly
  • Tibial pseudarthrosis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Osteochondromatosis
  • Orthopaedic problems associated with syndromal disorders
 

Acquired disorders - treatment specialisations

  • Knee joint injuries (diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy) 
  • Post-traumatic shortening of the extremities
  • Axial malalignment in the upper and lower extremities
  • Femoral head epiphyseolysis
  • Perthes disease
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Dislocated patella
  • All forms of foot deformities
 

Paediatric Orthopaedics offers the following diagnostic procedures

  • Radiology procedures (MRT and CT, including 3-dimensional imaging)
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy
  • Ultrasound (sonography)
  • Infant sonography
 

The 3 pillars of Paediatric Orthopaedics

1. Conservative treatment

A very large part of the treatment we offer consists of a conservative approach to patient care and therapy.

This involves ...

  • physical therapy that is problem-based, promotes development and accompanies other treatments,
  • ergotherapy that is tailored to each patient's needs and
  • medical devices to help make coping with everyday activities as effective and as easy as possible for the patient and their parents/care providers.
 

2. Surgical Treatment

Surgical treatment takes place when conservative therapy no longer appears to be an option or is proving unsuccessful.

Surgical care ranges from ...

  • minimally invasive procedures and simple soft-tissue techniques (such as lengthening of tendon and Ulzibat-Technique),
  • through complex corrective surgeries in or lengthening of the extremities using fixation and corrective osteotomies,
  • up to multidimensional pelvic reconstructions.

In these cases, surgical procedures are always accompanied and supplemented by conservative measures.

 

3. Use of orthopaedic technology

In addition to conservative therapy and surgical treatment, patients are also provided with orthopaedic devices, all of which are state of the art, and which range from simple braces to complex prosthetic replacements for the extremities. The decision as to what devices are used will be based on what is medically indicated. Devices will be inspected and accepted by the attending doctor after they have been made.

Our motto is always "As little as possible but as much as necessary!"