Pediatric Sports Injuries
Many children participate in some type of sport or athletic activity. While sports can be a great form of exercise for your children, they can also be more susceptible to certain types of injuries. Knowing how to spot these injuries and working with a highly qualified care team can insure that your child is well taken care of in the event that an injury does occur.
Hip injuries and disorders (dysplasia, Perthes, SCFE, etc.)
Hip dysplasia is a condition in which the hip socket is too shallow to support the head of the femur (thighbone). This can lead to progressive instability of the hip and possible dislocation. If left untreated, it can lead to delays in walking, development of a limp, and permanent joint derangement. Milder forms can lead to impingement and even arthritis which can be very painful.
Neuromuscular disorders (Cerebral Palsy)
Cerebral palsy is a condition caused by damage or abnormalities in the parts of the brain that control movement and coordination. Though the spinal cord and muscles initially develop normally, the child has difficulty controlling his or her muscles.
Scoliosis occurs when the spine develops a sideways curve. It is most common in children and adolescents. There are several different treatment options available for scoliosis, depending on the severity and the age of the patient. At Seaview, our specialists, Dr. Paul Haynes and Dr. Christopher Collins all specialize in scoliosis treatment and are here to help you find the treatment plan that is best for your child.
Pediatric Fracture & Trauma Treatment
Children commonly sustain fractures during play, sports participation, or traumatic incidents like car accidents. If your child breaks a bone, prompt treatment is necessary, as children’s bones heal more quickly than adults. Other factors, like growth plate fractures, the severity of the fracture, and the involvement of surrounding tissues, are considered when determining a treatment plan for pediatric fractures.
Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
Spondylolysis is the term we use to describe a stress-related defect or “fracture” in one of the vertebrae in the spine. In some cases, this defect can be severe enough to cause instability in the spine, developing into a condition called spondylolisthesis. A spondylolisthesis is a slippage of one bone (vertebra) in relation to the adjacent one.