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The hospital has a long tradition of treating children. Not every orthopaedic problem requires surgery and careful and early management of many paediatric disorders can prevent later deformities. The hospital provides comprehensive treatment for a wide spectrum of children’s disorders such as:

CEREBRAL PALSY AND OTHER NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS

Other neuromuscular disorders include many different types of muscular dystrophies. These disorders need very careful assessment by a team of specialists including orthopaedic surgeons, paediatricians, physiotherapists, orthotists etc. Parents are educated and realistic goals are outlined. Affected children are treated with a combination of braces and/or surgery. Appropriate and early management of many paediatric disorders can prevent later deformities and surgery. Udai Clinic orthopaedic specialists have a long tradition of treating childhood musculoskeletal disorders.

HAND AND WRIST DISORDERS:

Paediatric orthopaedic surgeons and plastic surgeons treat the entire spectrum of hand and wrist disorders from birth defects to trauma and sports injuries. Many congenital hand defects can be corrected in children as young as six and nine months. With early diagnosis and treatment, hand function can be restored, in addition to improving the hand’s overall appearance.

FOOT & ANKLE DISORDERS:

The lower extremity orthopaedic sub-specialists treat all orthopaedic foot disorders including: Clubfoot (where the hindfoot and forefoot are turned in), Flatfoot & Neurological foot conditions. Many patients with clubfoot can be treated non-operatively particularly if the child presents early.

HIP CONGENITAL/DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS:

Typical conditions treated include:

  • Congenital Hip dislocation
  • Congenital Coxa Vara
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Developmental Hip Abnormalities
  • Fractures and Post-traumatic Hip Abnormalities
  • Adolescent Hip Pain
  • Children’s bone and soft tissue tumours

Spine Deformities:

Scoliosis: a curvature of the spine can occur in young children and adolescents. Appropriate early management can prevent later surgery. Modern scoliosis surgery can correct even the severe of deformities.

Spina Bifida: when the vertebrae (backbone) and/or the spinal cord of the fetus does not develop properly. It is one of the most common birth defects occurring in every 2 out of 1000 babies born. While the condition is permanent, early treatment is urged to avoid further spinal and neurological damage. Other conditions treated at Udai Clinic include kyphosis, spondylolisthesis

TRAUMA (FRACTURES):

Children with fractures (broken bones) should not be regarded as little adults with fractures. Treatment is fundamentally different as children have growing bones. Specialist knowledge and skills are required to treat children

Examples of fractures treated at Udai Clinic include:

  • Elbow (supracondylar) fractures
  • Wrist fractures
  • Forearm fractures
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Hip and Pelvic fractures
  • Tumours

Children’s bone and soft tissue tumours need highly specialist treatment. They require a multidisciplinary approach and require highly specialised skills of an orthopaedic surgeon, radiologist, pathologist and oncologist.

POLIOMYELITIS

Poliomyelitis, often called polio or infantile paralysis, is an acute viral infectious disease spread from person to person, primarily via the fecal-oral route. Infection can cause muscle weakness and acute flaccid paralysis. Different types of paralysis may occur, depending on the nerves involved. Spinal polio is the most common form, characterized by asymmetric paralysis that most often involves the legs. Surgery can often improve appearance and function of the affected leg. Surgeons at Udai Clinic, Hyderabad have a vast experience in treating children affected with Polio.

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