A paediatric orthopaedic surgeon is a doctor who is trained and is well-adept in diagnosing and treating bone, joint, or muscle problems of children (newborns up to early teenagers). There are certain techniques that a Pediatric / paediatric surgeon must use in order to explain to a child what he/she is about to do during the surgery. A Pediatric / paediatric surgeon makes a careful assessment of the child to arrive into an accurate medical diagnosis. Since children are still growing up and their musculoskeletal features do too, there are normal growth conditions in a child which is abnormal in an adult. The role of the Pediatric / paediatric orthopaedic surgeon is to determine if a condition is normal for the child or not.
A Pediatric / paediatric orthopaedic surgeon can manage the following true musculoskeletal conditions: deformities that occur at birth like clubfoot or congenital hip dysplasia limping fractures bone and joint infections and tumour. A Pediatric / paediatric orthopaedic surgeon can perform various surgeries related to these conditions.