The challenge with developing implants for children seems obvious – children grow. What works for a four-year-old may not work for a ten-year-old. There is also a true difference with gender, as girls typically develop ahead of boys. In addition, the bones of children have growth plates which, when disturbed, can cease bone growth for a particular limb potentially resulting in a deformity. OrthoPediatrics is focused on providing solutions that address these unique challenges. OrthoPediatrics has assembled some of the best talent from the medical device industry and a world class Surgeon Advisory Board. In addition, the company has sought out the best scientific collections and data repositories that pertain to pediatric bones and bone growth. This wealth of information helps guide the company’s engineers and surgeon advisors in designing the much needed anatomically appropriate implants, instrumentation and biologics for pediatric and small stature patients.
To learn more about specific conditions, speak with your Child’s Primary Care Physician or Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon. The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), the premier professional society for Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons is also an excellent resource. We also recommend www.kidshealth.org, a website for parents and kids of all ages - with great information about all aspects of children’s health, wellness and development.