Paediatric Orthopaedics – Singapore Child Bone Specialist

Common Paediatric Orthopaedic Conditions

  • Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Pulled Elbow
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • ACL tear
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Bow leg
  • Blount Disease
  • Flat feet
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Toe walking
  • In-Toeing

Fun Fact: Babies are born with over 300 bones! But, by the time they become an adult, they will only have 206 bones because some of the bones fuse as they grow!

PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC CONDITIONS

In addition to treating general orthopaedic conditions, we are dedicated to diagnosing and treating a wide variety of orthopaedic injuries and conditions in children.

We take care of the entire spectrum of paediatric orthopaedic problems from infancy to teenage years, including congenital disorders, problems that arise later in childhood such as scoliosis or growth abnormalities, and common injuries that can happen anywhere from the playground to the soccer field.

How is treating children different from adults?

  • Children’s bones have growth plates which are responsible for the development and growth of bones. If these growth plates are injured, the injured limb maybe underdeveloped, shorter/ smaller or even deformed.
  • Children’s bones are very elastic, they can be bent without being broken (plastic deformation) or bent and broken at the same time (green-stick fracture).
  • Children’s bones are not fully calcified yet, and cannot be fully seen on X-rays machines until about 12 years old. Therefore, diagnosing a fracture relies mainly on the experience of the orthopaedic surgeons and advanced imaging techniques.
  • Children’s bones are much smaller, hence, conventional plates/ screws/ nails for adults are too big for them. Specialized paediatric implants such as Titanium Elastic Nails (TENs) are required.

Common Paediatric Orthopaedic Conditions

  • Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Pulled Elbow
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • ACL tear
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Bow leg
  • Blount’s Disease
  • Flat feet
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Toe walking
  • In-Toeing

Fun Fact: Babies are born with over 300 bones! But, by the time they become an adult, they will only have 206 bones because some of the bones fuse as they grow!

Many parents are concerned with the development of their children’s feet or become concerned with the way a child walks (i.e limping, feet placement or abnormal walking patterns). Most times, limps are due to excessive activity and resolve on their own. However, limping or abnormal walking patterns such as in-toeing and out-toeing could also indicate a problem in the hips.

Newborns are also screened for a condition called Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, where the hip may be poorly or under developed or even dislocated. It is important to diagnose this condition early, as treatment is simple in the early stages, requiring braces or casting. If treatment is administered too late, these children may require more invasive methods such as surgery to correct the problem.

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Our Doctor

Our doctor provide consultation, treatment and surgery for sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.

Facilities

  • Same-day admission
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • X-Ray, CT/MRI scan available

Insurance

Find out more about using your Medisave, Medical and/or Accident Insurance for your treatments. We accept international insurance.