Not only adults but also small patients can already have problems with the musculoskeletal system. In paediatric orthopaedics, we specialise in the early detection and treatment of congenital anatomical malformations in children. It is just as important to include individual growth in the treatment as it is to involve the parents.
In early childhood most corrections can be performed much more gently than later in adulthood. Hip dysplasia, for example, can be detected by an ultrasound examination in the first weeks of life. If diagnosed in time, the malformation heals within a few weeks by wearing spreader pants or a spreader splint. An early intervention is also important if scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, is suspected. If this disease is not treated in time, it can lead to severe physical limitations in adulthood.