Zone E, Level 1, Room E1-305
800 Commissioners Road East
519-685-8500 Ext. 58021
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Hospital treats children and young adults with a wide range of developmental disorders, congenital, neuromuscular and post-traumatic problems with bones joints and tendons.
We provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment for conditions, such as:
- Spinal disorders, including scoliosis (curvature of the spine), kyphosis, spondyloysis, and back pain
- Hip diseases such as dysplasia, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, and avascular necrosis
- Cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions
- Congenital anomalies/birth defects of the extremities
- Leg length differences
- Trauma and growth disturbances
- Club feet
- Bone tumors (sarcomas)
- Ewing sarcoma
If a doctor says you have a problem with your bones, joints or tendons, then the doctor and your parent can talk about whether treatment is necessary, and then talk to you about what happens next.
If the doctor wants to get a better look, he or she may order X-rays of your bones. Sometimes the doctor will decide that the problem isn't serious enough to need treatment.
If you do need treatment, you'll go to a special doctor called an orthopaedist, or orthopaedic surgeon, who knows a lot about bones and how to treat bone, joint and tendon problems. The orthopaedist will probably start by figuring out how severe your condition is. To do this, an orthopaedist looks at X-rays and other tests.
You might just need regular checkups to make sure your condition isn't getting worse. Or, if you have a more severe condition, you may need to receive other treatments or have an operation. Your doctor will discuss with you and your parents which type of treatment is best for you.