Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Childrens Orthopaedic problem need an understanding not only of the ailment but also understanding the psyche of children to enable them to get better and for them to have confidence in their doctor. Sometimes children’s problem are, more about reassuring parents that the child is going to be well and not going to have any problems in the future or just reassurance that what may appear abnormal to them is still within the variations that we see in the population. On a number of occasions children’s problem are also about developing relationship with parents and letting nature takes its course to see if the growing skeleton will sort itself out but keeping the parents trust rather than look for quick solutions. In all paediatric orthopaedic problems make a rather challenging proposition for orthopaedic surgeons requiring specialised training.
The orthopaedic team has amongst its members people who have worked and trained in Bristol Childrens Hospital, Bristol, UK. It is an ideal ground for understanding childrens disease and if the working environment has a faculty including Dr. Martin Gargan, Dr. Fergell Monsell, Dr. John Cashman & Dr. Guy Atherton it all comes together wonderfully well. Some of our team members have worked in St. Stephens Hospital, which runs one of the busiest unit for orthopaedically handicapped children in North India. In all there is a massive experience in managing these problems with over 100 cases of Ilizarov fixator application in different conditions and many cases of paediatric fractures done. The team is well versed in Childrens Orthopaedic condition such as DDH(hip dysplasia), Perthes, Slipped Capital femoral epiphysis, club foot. Childrens fractures are being regularly managed in Fortis hospital in a safe and comfortable environment which is reassuring to both the children and their parents. There is also a dedicated intensive care unit with a Paediatric team which assists in managing the Children’s Orthopaedic service.