Caring for young people, including children and adolescents, is a one of the pillas of what we do. I am proud to be one of the foremost San Diego orthopedic surgeons with a longstanding commitment to pediatric care, and I’m constantly on the lookout for the very latest advances in adolescent and childhood sports medicine.
Orthopedic care means something a bit different for young people, as many of these patients have not yet finished growing. An orthopedic specialist must take particular care to protect the development of his patients while easing their distress. My practice offers a holistic approach to treatment and surgery that accounts for the active lifestyles of pediatric patients – and approach which requires close consultation and communication with families before any treatment.
I focus on a number of common orthopedic complaints in young people, including:
- Sports injuries
- Bone deformities
- Hip problems/dysplasia
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Little leaguers elbow and shoulder
- Elbow and knee osteochondritis
- Back pain
- Bone infections
- ACL and meniscus tears
- Meniscus tears
- Club feet
- Flat feet
If your child has chronic complaints about pain or mobility, I recommend speaking to an expert San Diego surgeon. Contact the pediatric orthopedic specialists here today.