Paediatric Knee & Sports
The subspecialty field of Paediatric Orthopaedics deals exclusively with the needs of the growing child. Orthopaedic conditions that affect children can be unique to the child such as in new cases of clubfoot or hip dysplasia. They can also be common to adults such as occurs with ACL rupture and meniscal tears.
In all cases, the growth and development of the child needs to be taken into account when considering treatment options. At the QLRC, we take great pride in ensuring that every child is managed with the utmost care to not only correct the problem with which they present, but also to manage this in the context of their family, education and social environment, all of which are critical to achieve good outcomes for this age group.
Paediatric Sports Medicine
Children are particularly vulnerable to overuse injury as well as tractional injury to growth plates (apophysitis) and stress fractures. While many sports injuries do not require surgery and are best managed by an experienced paediatric physiotherapist, it is critical to assess and manage alignment and growth in children to ensure that their injury is managed appropriately and does not put them at risk of a growth problem or re-injury as they get older.
At the QLRC we are able to treat athletes from school to elite level using the most recent evidenced based surgical techniques and rehabilitation programs. We are also able to advise on sport specific physiotherapy and functional training so that your child has the best possible pathway to return to the sport of their choice while minimizing the risk of reinjury and maximizing their sporting potential.
Sports related injuries in children include
Meniscal Tears and “Discoid” Meniscus
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Foot / Ankle