Pediatric Orthopedics Rockmart GA
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1988
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1971
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Keeping Up With the Latest in Children's Orthopedics
One way physicians have to keep up with the rapidly changing discoveries in medicine is by reading journals. Sometimes it's just a matter of browsing various journals to see what's happening. In other cases, a specific journal title may catch the physician's eye as being worth the time to sit-down and read it page-by-page.
One of the services the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) provides is a specialty update on various topics in orthopedics. In the June 2010 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, updates are provided on a wide variety of pediatric orthopedic conditions. The word pediatric tips us off immediately that the focus group is children.
Children don't suffer from the joint aches and pains experienced by older adults plagued by arthritis. Instead, they have sports injuries (or other traumatic injuries), orthopedic problems they might be born with (e.g., developmental dysplasia of the hip, clubfoot), and tumors. The recent increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria leading to skin and muscle infections has affected children as well as adults.
These and other conditions are discussed in this update/review article. The authors searched all other published journals and materials related to children's orthopedic problems. Then they put together a summary of what's new. The areas they focused on included the upper extremity, hip, lower extremity, foot, and spine. They also presented an update on tumors, neuromuscular disease, and trauma seen in a typical pediatric orthopedic practice.
Here are a few key points from each section: