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Pediatric Orthopedics

Children require care that not only meets their immediate needs but also safeguards their long-term health and wellbeing. As the child develops physically, mentally, and emotionally, adequate care is necessary.

Children with congenital, developmental, and acquired musculoskeletal disorders, among other health conditions, need specialized attention, too. A specialized medical field that attends to the child’s orthopedic needs is pediatric orthopedics.

To define the two terms in pediatric orthopedics separately,  pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with children and their disorders; whereas, orthopedics is derived from Nicholas Andry’s definition of the medical specialty that is concerned with the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal problems.

Our  Pediatric Orthopedic doctors are specialized in treating children as they have a very different joint, muscle, and bone makeup than adults.

Our Pediatric Orthopedic Department

Our Pediatric Orthopedic Department at Medcare’s hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah has an outstanding team of pediatric orthopedic doctors and nurses, is fully equipped with the latest technological advances, and values its patients to a great degree.

Our Pediatric Orthopedic Department prides itself with a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating orthopedic-related disorders among children and has a proven-track record that attests that!

When should you consult with a Pediatric Orthopedist?

The following are a few indications that a child needs orthopedic treatment:

  • Spine malformations
  • Muscular or joint ache that never goes away
  • Mobility or balance problems
  • Discomfort, cramping, and muscle weakening
  • Different lengths of the limbs
  • Tumors
  • Trauma

Specialized services offered by our Pediatric Orthopedics Department

Medcare’s Pediatric Orthopedic Departments in Dubai & Sharjah offers top-tier and comprehensive services to ensure that your child is set to lead a healthy life.

Our Pediatric Orthopedics Department offers

  • accuracy in diagnosing conditions,
  • personalized treatment plans and procedures,
  • and after-care support

All above points combined are of utmost essentiality in approaching any condition in pediatric orthopedics.

At Medcare, we would always assure you, as parents, that your children are in great, caring hands! 

Our Pediatric Orthopedics in Dubai and Sharjah

Our pediatric orthopedic doctors are among the best in Dubai and Sharjah and hold internationally recognized credentials and certifications. Their approach in pediatric care is grounded in building a relationship of trust to ensure utmost comfort for you and your child.  Being the best in their field, our doctors are always ready and on call to attend to your child’s medical needs and overall well being.

Procedures and Treatments under Pediatric Orthopedic Care

Consult with our stellar team of pediatric orthopedic doctors in Dubai or Sharjah for the simplest to the most complicated pediatric orthopedic therapy. Our pediatric orthopedic physicians have received specific training in the treatment of congenital, acute, and chronic musculoskeletal problems in children and have rich experience in performing surgeries and tailoring treatments to your child’s needs, including their age, size, and developmental stage.

Some of the most common treatments used at Medcare Pediatric Orthopedic Department include:

  • Medications
  • Physical treatment and rehabilitation
  • Prosthetics (artificial limbs)
  • Orthotics (splints or braces)
  • Surgery

Why Choose Pediatric Orthopedic Care at Medcare?

Pediatric Orthopedic is a specialized practice that is best performed by experts in the field alongside a healthcare facility that values a patient-centeredness approach, utilizes the most advanced medical technology, and that regards trust, care, and transparency as the basis of its practices. At Medcare’s hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah, you and your child are guaranteed these and more.

Medcare’s medical team is board certified and well-researched in the field of pediatric orthopedic. The team operates in close coordination is multidisciplinary and delivers nothing less than high caliber, precision, and success.

Medcare hospitals in Dubai & Sharjah are profoundly vigilant in choosing the technical medical devices. All medical devices at Medcare are internationally renowned for their superb performance in providing accuracy and efficiency.

Patients are at the foundation of Medcare’s operation, and in order to uphold this philosophy, Medcare places a high importance on openness, honesty, and innovation.

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  • My child has fractured her arm. How do I know whether a surgery is really necessary?

    A: You can share your concerns with the paediatric orthopaedic specialist and understand whether a surgery is necessary or not. The specialist will always consider non-surgical options first. However, open and compound fractures, displaced growth-plate fractures, as well as those that involve joint surface, typically heal better with surgery.

  • My baby was born with an extra little finger. Will she need surgery in the future?

    A: Don’t worry yourself about this condition. An extra little finger often doesn’t affect how she uses her hand, and some people live with it. You may feel that it should be removed for cosmetic reasons. If the extra finger does not contain any bones, the removal is quite simple. The paediatric orthopaedic doctor at Medcare will advise you on the correct course of action.

  • My son has one leg longer than the other. Will he need surgery?

    A: Leg length discrepancy (LLD) in a child is treated by considering the child’s final height and leg lengths. If the LLD is estimated to become over 2 cm, only then is treatment required. In some cases, an orthopaedic shoe is helpful in correcting the condition. Only in a few cases is surgery recommended for either the shorter or longer leg.

  • My daughter broke her arm, and the doctor tells me it’s a growth plate fracture. What does that mean?

    A: Growth plates are thin cartilage plates at the end of children’s long bones. A growth plate fracture can affect the way the bone will grow. If not treated correctly, growth plate fracture could lead to a deformity. So do take the advice of the paediatric orthopaedic specialist at Medcare very seriously.

Dr. Ahmed Doheim is a paediatric orthopaedic. He is MBBCh, and has done MD and Masters in Orthopaedics and Trauma. He started as a house officer at the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo then became resident orthopaedics doctor.

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Medically Reviewed By

Dr. Anand Gorva

A part of Medcare Orthopaedic Department, Dr. Anand Gorva specialises in paediatric orthopaedics. He is a qualified FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedics, and has completed fellowships in paediatric ortho and limb construction at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK, and Sheffield Children's Hospital, UK.

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