Presentation on theme: "PIGEON TOES, KNOCK KNEES, AND FLAT FEET: WHEN TO SEE THE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON I.M. Doctor, M.D. My Office My City, State."— Presentation transcript:
PIGEON TOES, KNOCK KNEES, AND FLAT FEET: WHEN TO SEE THE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON I.M. Doctor, M.D. My Office My City, State
2 The information in this presentation was provided to the presenter by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and may be modified. Endorsement of this presentation by the AAOS is not implied or inferred. Thank you to Members of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America for contributions to the content of this presentation.
3 What is an orthopaedic surgeon? MD who specializes in treatment and health maintenance of musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, cartilage and spine)
4 What is an orthopaedic surgeon? The expert in treating the musculoskeletal system The expert in maintaining musculoskeletal health
5 Educating an Orthopaedic Surgeon College Medical School Internship Orthopaedic Residency Fellowship (optional) 2 Years Practice TOTAL 4 1 4 (1) 2 16 years!
6 What do orthopaedic surgeons do? Diagnose Treat Medication Physical Therapy Exercise Brace Surgery Prevent
7 What is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon? Orthopaedic surgeons who have chosen to make the core of their practice the care of children and adolescents who have musculoskeletal conditions Typically have completed additional subspecialty training (fellowship) in pediatric orthopaedics
8 Why pediatric orthopaedics? Children are not just small adults Bodies are still growing Responses to injuries and conditions are different Communication skills, emotions and cooperation are different
9 When is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon the best choice? For uncommon conditions When adult orthopaedic surgeons are not comfortable with evaluation or treatment When you have concerns that pediatric-focused orthopaedic care is needed
10 Pigeon Toes, Knock Knees, and Flat Feet zFeet turn out/in zKnock knees zBow legs zFlat feet Common conditions that are often normal: