What can we do to help?
While many people often think orthopaedics will involve surgery, this is not necessarily the case. We offer surgical and non-surgical treatment for the children we treat, and surgery is recommended only where it is necessary or clearly the best option. In most cases, surgery is not needed.
We first meet in a consultation as this enables us to get information and understand what symptoms your child has been experiencing. We treat a wide range of conditions and symptoms and you can see these in more detail below.
Answering your questions
Below are some common questions we get asked that we have provided answers to to try to help reassure you or provide information that may be useful. If you have a question not on the list below, please do get in touch and we would be happy to answer it.
How do I tell the difference between growing pains and something more serious?
My child's toes look like they are curling - is this a problem?
Should I seek help for my child's knock knees?
How long will it take my child to recover from a fracture?
Do I need insoles for my child's flat feet?
Children may have flat feet until they are around the age of 6 - insoles may help to provide support as may wide shoes, however, it is important to have your child's feet assessed to ensure this is the right choice for them. Sometimes the wrong type of insoles may actually provide additional problems. This all comes down to the cause of the flat feet and therefore what correction or support is needed.
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