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Get moving again with our experienced and highly trained orthopaedic specialists, who offer treatment for the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions. This includes hip & knee arthritis, sports injuries, spinal conditions, hand, shoulder, elbow, wrist and foot disorders and trauma conditions.


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Paediatric orthopaedics specialises in the prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of musculoskeletal problems in children from birth through to adulthood (18 years). Caring for the individual orthopaedic needs of children is a priority at Orthopaedics SA. Our paediatric specialists have undertaken specialised training in this field, giving them expert knowledge of the specific needs of the growing child.

At VITUS Clinical Services, Bangalore, our paediatric specialists provide care for a full range of orthopaedic problems and disorders which can affect children’s bones, muscles and joints from birth through to maturity. From the treatment of fractures and acute sporting injuries, to the management of developmental, congenital and neurological disorders, Orthopaedics SA provides the very best level of specialised care and support for patients and their families.

Paediatrics Injuries & Conditions

Bow Leg and Knock Knees

Both bow legs and knock knees are common in children as they grow and almost always correct by themselves. When standing with their feet and ankles together, a child with bow legs will have knees that stay apart. With knock knees, when the knees are together, the ankles stay apart.

Club Foot

Club foot or congenital tulips equinovarus (CTEV), is a foot abnormality present at birth where the baby’s toes point downwards and the whole foot is turned inwards. Club foot is more common in boys but currently the cause is unknown. It is more common in Polynesian and Aboriginal populations and has been reported all over the world for more than 2,000 years.

Flat Feet

Flat feet (or pes planus) are a common developmental childhood condition in children. Flat feet occurs due to developing muscle tone, generous padding of fat and flexible ankle ligaments. This permits the foot to lean inwards and means that when the child is standing, the whole foot is touching the ground. Treatment is rarely required, as your child masters walking, the ligament and muscles will strengthen and develop normal arches.

Hip Dysplasia (DDH)

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a common condition that occurs when the ball at the top of a child’s thigh bone is not stable within the hip socket (acetabulum). It is most frequently discovered during newborn examinations but can appear after this time, so hips should be checked regularly until the child is preschool age (assess at every well-baby check). Early diagnosis results in improved outcomes

Paediatric Fractures

Fractures, or broken bones, are a common childhood injury. Paediatric fractures differ from those experienced by adults due to differences in anatomy and biomechanics and therefore benefit from specialised care.

Paediatric fractures can occur in any bone of the body but are most commonly seen in wrists, arms and elbows. Paediatric fractures include complete fractures, where the parts of the fractured bone are separated and the more common incomplete fractures, such as torus (buckle), greenstick and bowing fractures. When the fracture causes an open wound, this is called a compound fracture. While many fractures can be treated with a splint or cast, some fractures do require surgery. The good news is that paediatric fractures heal more quickly than adult fractures, generally mending in around 4 weeks.


Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine with rotation of the vertebrae. The most commonly seen scoliosis is Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, and develops during the years of rapid growth. Other forms of Scoliosis include congenital, where vertebral anomalies are responsible for the curvature, early onset idiopathic scoliosis, where the curve is diagnosed under the age of ten years, and neuromuscular types due to conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscle dystrophy.

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