About Pediatric Orthopaedics
At the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute we take care of the entire spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic problems from birth to skeletal maturity (teenagers).
Our pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are experts in treating disorders of growth
and development of the skeleton, muscles, and joints in children. They have
had an extra year of training (fellowship) in this area of
expertise. With their knowledge and understanding of normal growth and development,
they are able to differentiate abnormal patterns or growth from normal variations.
Thus, they are able to effectively interpret, diagnose, and treat skeletal abnormalities
in children and adolescents.
We also understand that managing the child is different from the
adult, not just as a result of physical differences, but also due to differences
in social and emotional development. We appreciate the fact that the parents of a child,
and the nurturing relationship between a child and their family are equally
important elements in the overall orthopaedic care and treatment of the patient.
Our staff members try to incorporate many other unique aspects of a child's life,
such as school, religion, and individual interests, into the overall treatment
Our pediatric orthopaedists take care of many congenital and developmental problems
of the young skeleton such as clubfeet and dislocated hips as well as acute and chronic injuries to
bones, joints, and muscles. In addition, our staff are experts in the care of various neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral
palsy, spina bifida, and muscular dystrophy.
Common problems such as flat-feet, knock-knees, bow-legs and in-toeing gait
can often be part of the developmental spectrum, but an orthopaedic evaluation
and parental reassurance of the normalcy of the condition is provided by
University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute specialists. Treatment is started if the problem can be improved
through special shoes, braces or surgery.
We specialize in all aspects of spinal care for children covering the full spectrum of problems including congenital and acquired scoliosis, injury, infection, and tumors. We also provide state-of-the-art care for many congenital spinal problems due to birth defects in spinal bone and spinal cord formation, which often leads to neurologic problems or spine deformities such as scoliosis at an eary age.
We also treat benign tumors of bone, any skeletal deformities, and inflammatory
conditions such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, as well as
deformity in children.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 410-448-6400 or 1-877-771-4567.