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ORTHOPAEDICS

Orthopaedics is the branch of medicine concerned with diseases, injuries, and other conditions of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system consists of the body's bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.

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Pediatric orthopaedics specializes in the management and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions that only affect children - from birth through adolescence. Children are not just small adults and they require very special care to address their needs as they grow and develop.

Healthcare professionals who provide comprehensive orthopaedic services specialize in the treatment and care of congenital and hereditary disorders, growth-related problems, inflammatory and infectious problems, fractures, and sports-related injuries.

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It is important to remember the health information found on this website is for reference only not intended to replace the advice and guidance of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.

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