Paediatric Orthopaedic specialist visits Guwahati

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Paediatric Orthopaedic specialist visits Guwahati

G Plus News | March 28, 2018 11:52 hrs

Dr. R Sankar, Sr. Consultant, Paediatric Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon, Apollo Hospital Chennai visited Guwahati and briefed the media about common orthopaedic problems in children.

Addressing the audience, Sankar said, “Children should not be treated as little adults as their anatomic and development is different from that of adults. Therefore, their response to disease, injury and surgery is also different from adults. Orthopaedic conditions, including congenital defects (such as club foot or dislocated hip) require ongoing treatment and care from birth into adulthood. Orthopaedic services should be tailored to meet the needs of paediatric patients.”

“Hospitals should be equipped to diagnose and manage children’s musculoskeletal problems such as limb and spine deformities noted at birth or later in life (clubfoot, scoliosis. limb length differences), gait abnormalities (limping), broken bones, bone or joint infections and tumours,” he added.

Apollo Hospitals in Guwahati has a dedicated approach to these challenges faced by children where people cannot avail specialized treatment.

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File photo of Apollo Hospitals

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