Three Common Orthopaedic Issues in Children

January 12, 2021

An orthopedic issue in a child often results in an unexpected ER visit and/or a trip to The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. Any childhood injury can be stressful for both parent and child – fortunately, our fellowship-trained physicians are ready to help get your young person back to their active lifestyle. 

  1. Broken Bones: Broken bones happen and are often a part of childhood for an estimated 50% of children. Childhood sports, rough play, and several other factors can all play a role in damage to a child’s bone.

  2. Shin Splints: Shin splints are an injury that often occur during running, especially when running for extended periods of time. 

  3. ACL Injury: An ACL injury is a tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate (KROO-she-ate) ligament, and is common in young athletes who play high-impact sports like football, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics and basketball. Jumping, collision, or quick changes in momentum or direction can cause these types of injuries. 

These injuries and other conditions can be treated by our pediatric expert from The Pediatric Center, Dr. Adam J. Handwerger.

If a young person in your life is experiencing discomfort, make an appointment to see one of our physicians. 

For more than 40 years, patients throughout the Gulf Coast have chosen our orthopaedic doctors at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., for specialized care in the spine, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, and foot and ankle.

Our fellowship-trained doctors have extensive education and experience in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating all orthopaedic injuries and conditions.

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