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Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons in Singapore

Posted last June 1, 2013, 3:18 am in Health report article



Children can be one among the most difficult patients to deal, particularly because they have definite developmental issues.  However for these surgeons, treatments and tantrums can go together easily.

Pediatric orthopedic surgeons are doctors who are trained and are well-adept in treating and diagnosing bone, muscle or joint problems of kids (newborns to early teens). To be a pediatric doctor already is a feat. Therefore how much more could pediatric orthopedic surgeon do? A lot more...

The Training – A pediatric orthopedic surgeon underwent through meticulous learning and trainings processes for a very long time only to land in a said medical occupation. One must first graduate from any medical school (4 years), graduate from the orthopedic surgery residency programs (5byears), and then finish training for sub-specialty (1 year) to become an expert orthopedic surgeon in future.

The Difficulty - As already mentioned, a pediatric surgeon performs quite a hard task as unlike adults, kids have particular developmental characteristics which vary depending on the age, and the orthopedic surgeon should deal with all that. The pediatric surgeon should be able to recognize how to deal with an infant from toddler, or pre-school to the school-aged children.

The orthopaedic specialists work is extravagant due to the word - surgery. The young children are generally afraid of even small cuts and wounds thinking that the body parts may be taken away by them or that there’re things that will come of the hole in the body. That’s why; orthopedic doctors should be able to clarify very-well to children, or to their anxious parents regarding the surgery which they will do.

There are firm techniques which a pediatric doctor should use to explain to the child what he or she is about to face during the surgery. Many times, orthopaedic specialists use dolls for explaining the child how that surgery will go about. The Pediatric surgeons generally decorate their offices using toys and other colorful item as these things makes the children more comfortable and less anxious.

Conditions Handled – Doctors specializing in pediatrics could handle several surgical and medical pediatric conditions. Pediatric surgeons make a careful evaluation of the child who arrived in a correct medical diagnosis. As children still are growing up and the musculoskeletal features too do, there are standard growth conditions in the child which is unusual in an adult. Role of the surgeons is to find out if the condition is usual for the children or not.

Conversely, an orthopedic surgeon can deal with the following musculoskeletal conditions: deformities which occur at birth such as congenital hip dysplasia or clubfoot; fractures; limping; tumor, joint and bone infection. The pediatric orthopedic doctor can perform different surgeries related to such conditions. The can also conduct knee replacement surgery.

The Salary - On an average, the pediatric orthopedic surgeon workings is about 50-55 hrs per week at different clinical setting and their average salary is 406,847 dollars.

There are 2 ways by which you can find an orthopedic surgeon. The 1st one is by referrals and the 2nd one is by browsing on the web. One's pediatric doctor or family physician can give referrals on who to see for the orthopedic cases. Choosing the most excellent pediatric surgeon is necessary as the success of a child surgery lies on her or his hands.