Learn to identify the differences between pediatric and adult patients with orthopaedic diseases and injuries, and treat them with inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and nonsurgical methods.
During our pediatric orthopaedics rotation, you’ll train in a regional center for specialized children’s health care, giving you experience diagnosing and managing pediatric orthopaedics and pediatric trauma.
We’ll teach you about the etiology, pathophysiology, pathoanatomy and treatment options for a variety of common conditions.
Our training will prepare you to describe treatment plans for common conditions; you’ll feel comfortable discussing anticipated outcomes and common complications. You can also expect to learn about the emotional and psychological aspects of injury and illness in children.
The experience you’ll gain in our pediatric orthopaedics rotation will prepare you to discuss the assessment, investigation and early management of:
You’ll become acquainted with preoperative preparation of pediatric patients and their families; we’ll guide you through the process of handling consent and discussing risks and complications.
You’ll also learn about postoperative problems such as analgesia, anemia, ileus, pneumonia, swelling and cast problems.
We’ll familiarize you with the fundamentals of pediatric orthopaedics. Our curriculum enables you to develop technical skills, including:
You’ll gain the knowledge necessary to describe treatment plans for more complex pediatric orthopaedic conditions.
We’ll help you increase your ability to evaluate and treat conditions seen in the office setting, including:
You will also gain the knowledge you need to evaluate and propose treatment plans for patients with neuromuscular disorders — such as cerebral palsy, myelodysplasia and muscular dystrophy — and manage most complications.
Our faculty will help strengthen your technical skills, including:
Third-year residents: 20 weeks
Fourth-year residents: 10 weeks
You will learn to treat children and adolescents with common problems — congenital and developmental — affecting the spine and extremities.
You may be exposed to injuries usually seen only in pediatric patients, such as Tillaux and triplane fractures.