Pediatric Orthopedics at Tampa General Hospital
Just as adults often deal with uncomfortable musculoskeletal issues, children can also face health problems that affect their bones, joints, and muscles. However, musculoskeletal issues that affect growing children are unique, and usually require care from a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics. A child’s body responds to injury and disease differently than an adult’s, and there are several types of congenital orthopedic problems that should be addressed at a young age.
Conditions that may warrant care from a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics include but are not limited to:
- Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
- Broken bones
- Back pain
- Leg-length inequality
- Skeletal dysplasia
- Orthopedic trauma
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Pediatric orthopedics is provided to children of all ages at Tampa General Hospital’s Children’s Medical Center. At TGH – which has been recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics (with top 20 placement) and Best in Florida for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2020-2021 – children are treated by experienced and compassionate pediatric orthopedic surgeons, specialists, and physical and occupational therapists. We combine leading-edge technologies with multidisciplinary care that addresses medical, social, psychological, and developmental needs to help our pediatric patients lead healthier and happier lives. But not everything is about health care around TGH – we know how to play, too. Our Children’s Medical Center features the Lightning Child Life Playroom, and our day hospital patients can enjoy play therapy while receiving care.
If you would like to learn more about pediatric orthopedics at Tampa General Hospital by consulting with one of our pediatric physicians, use our online Physician Finder or call 1-800-822-DOCS (3627) to receive a referral to a physician specializing in pediatric orthopedics.