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The Pediatrics Orthopedic Team

Who treats pediatric orthopedic conditions?

Picture of young boy, with canes, during a physical therapy session

Orthopedic conditions may be treated by your child's physician and/or other medical specialists and healthcare providers. Several physicians from different medical specialties may be involved in the treatment of one child at the same time. This multidisciplinary team approach is particularly important in managing the symptoms of an orthopaedic condition, especially as many symptoms are chronic and change in severity over time. Some of the more common medical professionals involved in the treatment of pediatric orthopaedic conditions may include the following:

Depending on the specific condition involved, other physicians and healthcare professionals may be involved in treating orthopedic conditions. For example, a neurologist or neurosurgeon may assist in treating problems involving the spine because of involvement of the spinal cord. Occupational therapists may be involved in treating conditions which require rehabilitation. Occupational therapists often work in conjunction with physical therapists.

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