The original job of the orthopaedist can be traced back to the treatment of congenital or acquired diseases of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles) in children (Nicolas d’Andry, 1741).
Serious illnesses must be differentiated from harmless findings. Examining small patients is not always easy and requires experience and a gift for quick observation.
Misalignments of the hip, but also the knee, foot, spine, and arms can be detected in children early using non-invasive diagnostic procedures and treated effectively. This can often help prevent persistent problems in adulthood.
In order to meet the needs of smaller patients and their parents, we offer special consultations for infants and children regarding paediatric orthopaedic treatment (contact: Dr Klein).