At OrthoPediatrics, we instill confidence and infuse knowledge amongst our customers, sales consultants and employees. Delivering hands-on surgeon education and training is one of the key ingredients to improving the lives of children across the world. OP continues to lead and innovate pediatric orthopedic education by creating unique hands-on courses for surgeons, fellows, residents and operating room staff. We develop customized pediatric condition-specific sawbones that most accurately reflect the bony anatomy of children in order to maximize the user’s learning experience. Finally, we recently launched product-specific Patient Charge Sheets to assist OR staff!
In addition to surgeon training, OP continues to dominate pediatric sales force training for our distribution partners, and direct sales consultants. Our goal is to provide the best trained pediatric clinical sales force to our surgeon customers.
How can I get more information about OrthoPediatrics’ products?
Visit our product pages to learn more about the offerings in Trauma & Deformity, Spine and Sports Medicine. You can also request additional literature from our team by completing the request form on the “Contact Us” page!
Where can I find more information about my child’s condition?
Learn more about orthopedic conditions by talking to your child’s primary care physician or Pediatric Orthopedic surgeon. You can also find great information at www.orthokids.org or www.kidshealth.org.
Does my child need to see a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon?
Consult with your child’s primary care physician to find the best solution for your child.
A child’s orthopedic problems are different than those of an adult. Because children are still growing, their body’s response to injuries, infections and deformities may be quite different than what would it would be in a full-grown person. Many of the problems children have with their bones and joints don’t even occur in adults. Even for the same problem that an adult might have, the evaluation and treatment is usually quite different in a child. Pediatric orthopedists spend five years after medical school learning about all of orthopedics. They then spend another year concentrating on the special problems and needs of children. It is often more difficult to examine, talk to and figure out what is wrong with children, compared with adults. This is especially true when the child is very young. Pediatric orthopedists are experts in treating children due to their specialized training. A pediatric orthopedists office is often set up specifically to deal with children and therefore is friendlier and less threatening to young patients. They also have a lot of experience taking care of anxious parents and grandparents, and know about the worry that goes along with having a child with an orthopedic problem.
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.
OrthoPediatrics actively hosts, sponsors and participates in a variety of industry meetings, and training courses around the world. Look for us at one of the upcoming events listed below:
- Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine - PRiSM (Atlanta, GA) January 17-20
- The Paley Institute - Congenital Deficiencies Live Surgery Tutorial (West Palm Beach, FL) January 14-18
- International Children’s Spine Symposium - ICSS (Orlando, FL) March 22-23
- European Paediatric Orthopaedic Symposium - EPOS (Tel Aviv, Israel) April 2-6
- Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America - POSNA (Charlotte, NC) May 15-18
- EFORT Annual Congress (Lisbon, Portugal) June 5-7
- International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques - IMAST (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) July 17-20
- Baltimore Limb Deformity Course (Baltimore, MD) August 21-25
- American Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine - AACPDM (Anaheim, CA) September 18-21
- Scoliosis Research Society - SRS (Montreal, Canada) September 25-28
- Pediatric Orthopedic Surgical Techniques - POST (Memphis, TN) October 4-5
- Akron Resident Review Course (Akron, OH) October 18-19
- International Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium - IPOS (Orlando, FL) December 3 - 7
What is the Definition of a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon?
Children are not just small adults. This is especially true when it comes to childrens’ bones and joints, and the problems they can have with their musculoskeletal system. A pediatric orthopedist is the best-trained and most experienced doctor to properly evaluate and treat bone or joint or muscle problems in a child who is still growing. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon is a doctor who takes care of children with musculoskeletal problems. That means any child with a bone, joint, or muscle problem or disease and certain nerve problems and diseases. If your child has something wrong with his or her arms, legs, hands, feet or spine, a pediatric orthopedist is most likely to be the most appropriate doctor to see. Examples of things Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons address include:
- Abnormalities in how children walk
- Differences in limb lengths
- Deformities that are present at birth such as clubfeet and dislocated hips
- Movement disorders, such as Cerebral Palsy
- Deformities that develop later in childhood such as curved spines (scoliosis)
- Injuries resulting from Sports and Athletics
- Broken bones or other traumatic injuries
- Infections in bones or joints
- Tumor in bones
Our Commitment to Excellence
OrthoPediatrics is a company whose passion is helping children with orthopedic disorders and injuries. Our goal is to provide the very best implants and instruments to surgeons who manage these conditions. Our culture of quality means that we are continually improving, innovating and challenging ourselves to get better. Aiding and empowering surgeons is the heartbeat of this company. While we develop surgical systems, the support and educational opportunities we provide to our team, and our surgeon partners are critical elements of demonstrating our commitment to advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics.
As such, we are committed to supporting and providing excellent pediatric orthopedic education, from national and international societies, to local resident and fellow training programs. It is well recognized that residents and fellows have a definite need for hands-on, practical experience with the basic and advanced principles of orthopedic surgery. OrthoPediatrics is committed to helping with the process of developing surgical skills labs and other opportunities to supplement such training. We continually invest in bio-skills workshop equipment, and continue to innovate and develop pediatric condition-specific sawbones to more accurately reflect the bony anatomy of children.
Contact a member of our team to learn more about partnering with OP for your ongoing training and development needs!