Here is the list of the various conditions that Dr. Manoj Padman treats:
A pediatric orthopedic surgeon diagnoses, manages and treats musculoskeletal issues in children through various procedures.. If your child has limb and spine, gait abnormalities, bone, joint infectionsand fractures, this is the doctor you must visit. The doctor must know how to communicate well with children and recommend the best line of treatment..
There are several kinds of symptoms and signs showcasing that a treatment plan is required by a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon.
Orthopedic issues in children commonly lead to pain, bruising and swelling. It is prudent to not delay if any symptoms are seen as passage of time will only worsen the condition and make it difficult for the doctor to find the right solution. With the emergence of lasting pain and stiffness, it must become clear that orthopedic condition is what the patient is suffering from.
The operating hours of the doctor are between 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday. The painstaking and delicate nature of the operations mean that the doctor could not be too careful during the procedure and are taking good enough time..
The popular procedures performed by Dr. Manoj Padman are as follows:
The doctors who are responsible for resolving the joints, bone, muscle conditions in children through various procedures are the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon. Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons resolve the conditions in the musculoskeletal system in children via different kinds of surgeries. It is not just the younger children like the newborns but the doctor can treat them till they are teenagers.
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Bow leggedness, also known as Genu varum is referred to the medial angulation of the tibia and the femur. Recognized with varied terms such as bandiness, tibia vara, and bandy leg, the bow-legged condition is characterized by outwardly bending of the knee and inner inclination of the tibia from the thigh's axis, thereby giving a bow-like appearance to the affected. Blount's disease or bow-legged condition is more common among females than it is in other genders. Besides, most athletes are also seen to be bow legged.
The condition is mostly recognized among children and adolescents and may result from malnutrition, or various diseases such as rickets, that hinder ossification of the bones. Apart from that, physical trauma, as well as other occupational causes may result in the emergence and persistence of the condition. However, irrespective of the cause, bow leg correction is possible with proper treatment and management.
Hip dysplasia is an osteogenic condition which mainly affects children and infants, but may go undetected till adolescence or adulthood. It is a genetic disorder which affects women more often than men. The symptoms may appear as minor pain or twitch, however, may escalate if left untreated. Hip dysplasia needs attention and thorough treatment as it may lead to early onset of arthritis. In the United States of America, almost 10% of partial or total hip replacement surgeries take place due to late detection of hip dysplasia which leads to rapid degeneration of the hip joint.
This surgery is used to either restore a joint that is damaged or increase, decrease the length of a bone that is deformed and misaligned with a joint. Your bones are cut and reformed to enable this process. Patients eligible for this procedure are below 60 years of age, are active and slim whereas older patients with rheumatoid patients are not eligible.
There are various types of Osteotomies to correct issues in joints and bones such as,
Hip Osteotomy: The hip socket is reshaped so that the hip joint ball is covered well.
Knee Osteotomy: This surgery aims to achieve the following:
Spine Osteotomy: Swayback condition can be corrected and hunchback is reduced.
Chin Osteotomy: A square or broad chin can be narrowed by plastic surgeons.
Jaw Osteotomy: This operation assists in aligning the bite of teeth with the face by working on the jaw.
Toe Osteotomy: The toe joint is realigned when the issue is bunions of high severity.
The Pediatrician may refer you to a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon if your child comes to them with distress regarding the musculoskeletal system. The doctors who work in this specialty evaluate and treat the orthopedic conditions in children. The doctors also assist the patients with adapting to the everyday life post the treatment. Diagnostic, screening and physical tests are also recommended by the specialists to fine tune the treatment process.
Tests recommended by Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon before and during consultation are listed here.:
The treatment process is managed effectively with the help of the tests. The joints are checked by the doctor to see whether they are warm, swollen or inflammed or a part of the body is tender. Special tests are devised to check muscles because they are soft tissues and X rays do not help.
The orthopedic injuries are usually in the bones, ligaments or tendons in children as in adults. A Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon checks your child if their are conditions or injuries in their musculoskeletal system. Some of the common injuries which requires a consultation with a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon are:
The doctors assist you in managing conditions in your child without the need for surgeries or operations as well.