Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness

A Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery expert witness is an Orthopedic Surgeon who testifies on the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic conditions in children. Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery (also spelled “Orthopaedic,” particularly in academia) is the field of surgery dealing with the surgical treatment of disease and injury of the pediatric musculoskeletal system. Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons complete a five-year residency program followed by a one-year Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery fellowship. Board certification in Orthopedic Surgery is by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). An experienced Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery expert witness will always be ABOS-certified.

Common issues in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery include:

  • Limb deformities (e.g. clubfoot, limb-length discrepancy)
  • Spine deformities (e.g. scoliosis, spina bifida)
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Fractures (e.g. Salter Harris, torus, greenstick, tibia, rib, clavicle, femur)
  • Growth plate (epiphyseal) injury and fracture
  • Child and youth sports injuries
  • Bone or joint infections
  • Bone tumors (e.g. osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, osteoid osteoma, osteochondroma, chondroblastoma, fibrous dysplasia)
  • Bone cysts

Litigation in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery typically focuses on standards of care for the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions of the extremities and spine. A Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery expert witness may called upon to opine on applicable standards, or may be asked to shed light on other matters such as mechanisms of injury in suspected child abuse, or harms caused by delayed diagnoses by non-orthopedic providers.

From the treatment of routine fractures to the most complex procedures in the field, Elite Medical Experts reviews all aspects of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery litigation and consultation, including:

  • Pediatric sports injuries
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Bone cysts and tumors
  • Limb-length inequality
  • Internal tibial torsion
  • Growth plate fractures
  • Shoulder instability
  • SLAP tear
  • Clubfoot
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • ACL tears
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Patellar instability
  • Perthes disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina bifida

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery is a diverse field and an experienced expert is an invaluable resource for challenging cases. To secure a hand-selected Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery expert witness who is ready to shed light on complex issues, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on our Case Strategy Team.

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