Pediatric & Adolescent Orthopaedics
Physicians with an interest in Pediatric & Adolescent Orthopaedics
Pediatric Orthopaedics is the specialized branch of orthopaedics that deals with children and adolescents who have problems affecting their bones and muscles. Caring for a growing child is different than caring for an adult. At OSS Health, we have fellowship-trained physicians who evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric issues including the following:
Our physicians work closely with parents and other healthcare providers to develop treatment plans. In addition to medical care, we provide physical rehabilitation services to help children gain the skills and strength needed to participate in everyday activities as well as sports.
Treatment for pediatric orthopaedics is available at our Powder Mill Road office as well as at our offices at 3916 Trindle Road in Camp Hill and 989 East Park Drive in Harrisburg.
Club Foot Disorder
Club foot is a common disorder in which one or both of a baby's feet are turned inward and downward and can't easily be moved into a normal position. This causes misalignment of the foot.
If clubfoot is not treated in a timely manner, it may lead to difficulty in walking properly for the child.
At OSS Health, Dr. Douglas Hofmann and Dr. David Granger are trained to treat club foot disorder. Casting is one treatment option. It can be started on the day of birth or within several weeks after birth. The feet are put in a corrected position and then cast to ensure that the foot is held in this position. Casting normally takes place on a weekly basis until the feet are in normal position. Surgery is rare for this condition, but is sometimes done for kids above the age of six months.