Helping Your Child Bounce Back from Injuries
As strong as bones are, they can break. Muscles can weaken and injury or disease can damage joints. If a child has a musculoskeletal problem, he or she will most likely be treated by an orthopedic surgeon.
Examples of children's musculoskeletal problems include:
- Broken bones
- Limb and spine deformities, such as scoliosis or club foot
- Gait abnormalities
- Bone and joint infections
- Abnormally formed hip joint
Families in South Jersey have access to Virtua's orthopedic surgeons who are specially trained to care for infants, children and teens. They diagnose and treat all types of musculoskeletal problems.
In addition, Virtua provides sports medicine specialists for when children get hurt during sports activities. Those injuries can include:
- Spinal cord injury
- Dislocated joint
- Stress fractures
- Overuse syndromes
- Shoulder separation
- Ankle sprain
- ACL injury
- "Little league" elbow
Call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823) for help finding a Virtua orthopedic surgeon for your child.