Pediatric Care

Pediatric care requires careful insight and communication. It also takes a strong sense of advocacy for young people and their active lives. Here at the San Diego Orthopedic Surgery Clinic, we understand the expertise needed to treat young patients. Our pediatric care includes diagnoses and treatment designed specifically for children and teens.

What is Pediatric Orthopedics?

Pediatric orthopedics is the study and treatment of various issues within growing muscles, joints and bones in children and teens. Childhood orthopedic problems range from chronic diseases and overuse syndromes to sprains and bone fractures. Some children are born with orthopedic problems, while others develop them over time. There are also those issues that are caused by accidents and trauma, which can be quite common with children and teens. Various non-invasive and surgical techniques are used within the field of pediatric orthopedics. Some of them include:

  • Growth Observation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Splints, casts and braces
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions

We offer our patients a holistic approach to pediatric orthopedics in the San Diego, CA area. Our non-invasive and surgical treatments cover the full range of orthopedic symptoms and disorders likely to appear during childhood and adolescence. Some of the pediatric orthopedic conditions requiring diagnosis and treatment include:

  • Injuries from Monkey Bars
  • Little Leagues Elbow
  • Little Leagues Shoulder
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Osgood-Schlatters Disease
  • In-Toeing
  • Out-Toeing
  • Congenital Deformities
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Fractures
  • Sports-Related Injuries
  • Bone Deformities
  • Hip Problems
  • Leg-Length Differences
  • Knee Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Elbow Osteochondritis Dessicans
  • Knee Osteochondritis Dessicans
  • Nursemaid’s Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Developmental Hip Dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Sindig Larson Johanson
  • ACL Tears
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Sever’s Disease
  • Kohler’s Disease
  • Knock Knees
  • Club Feet

Why Choose San Diego Orthopedic Surgery Clinic?

The San Diego Orthopedic Surgery Clinic approach to pediatric patients is distinguished by a singular commitment to the whole child. This takes on-site, state-of-the-art X-ray technologies and an expert team of orthopedic specialists dedicated to healing your child. Dr. Robert Afra, M.D. and team work in concert to help diagnose and treat your child’s orthopedic condition effectively. We take an individualized approach to helping each patient achieve good orthopedic health. There’s no one size-fits-all treatment here at the San Diego Orthopedic Surgery Clinic. Instead, we customize your child’s treatment based on his/her individual needs. Our pediatric team are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, joint and bone conditions in children and teens. Dr. Robert Afra, M.D. and his orthopedic team are trained experts when it comes to assessing your child’s individual condition and treatment needs.

Help Your Child Live an Active Life

There are many doctors and surgeons who do not utilize traditional medicine, even though a growing volume of scientific evidence suggests these methods reduce pain. Here, at San Diego Orthopedic Surgery, we know there is not a “one treatment fits all” method; as such, we embrace a full range of ideas, techniques, and modalities of treatment. We want our patients to have the best possible chance of living a healthy, active, and pain-free life. This includes referrals to acupuncture specialists

Whether your child suffers from a childhood overuse syndrome or was born with an orthopedic condition, we can help. There’s no need for your child to go through life in pain any longer. We can help your child achieve the orthopedic help needed to live a happy, active life. To set up an appointment for a pediatric consultation, please contact us at the San Diego Orthopedic Surgery Clinic of Dr. Robert Afra, M.D. today.


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