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Unlike orthopedic specialties that focus on a distinct area of the body, a pediatric orthopedist must take a more global approach to the very young patient. Because of still-developing musculoskeletal systems, many children's orthopedic problems are different from those of adults, including congenital defects, growth abnormalities, neurological conditions and fractures. Beth Israel pediatric orthopedists see it all, and have special expertise in:
The pediatric orthopedist's experience guides the decision of when to intervene and when to let nature take its course, as children's growing bones sometimes remodel themselves.
For a referral to a Beth Israel pediatric orthopedist, call our Physician Referral Service at 1-888-244-3257.
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