Pediatric patients will receive care from bone specialists with high experience and understanding of children. This facilitates the cooperation of the patients and reduces fears of hospitalization. Patient care covers emergency cases, such as injuries to bones and joints or infections, as well as congenital bone disorders such as developmental abnormalities.
In urgent cases, such as broken bones and loose joints, The Orthopedics Center at Bangkok International Hospital has doctors and specialists to take immediate actions with cutting-edge diagnostic equipment. Even with minor injuries that may not show up on normal x-rays, we have CT scan and MRI at our disposal. Various suitable treatments can be offered from splinters to fluorsccopes for minimally invasive surgery. The right treatment will reduce complications that may follow. The Orthopedics Center has a team of physical therapists to rehabilitate afterwards. Another urgent care is bone and joint infection. The root cause can be determined rapidly by a team of infectious specialists who can offer immediate consultation and, when necessary, perform surgery to reduce bone and tissue destruction.
Congenital bone disroders can be diagnosed and treated immediately to increase the chance of a cure and reduction of unnecessary surgery. For example, club feet can be corrected with the Ponseti method. Early casting from birth is 90% effective. Early diagnosis can also lead to early treatment plan which contributes to better results. It can also increase treatment options, reduce costs and complications from certain types of treatment.
Limbs deformities are common, whether they are congenital or from injuries or other causes. The Orthopedics Center at Bangkok International Hospital uses combined techinques to correct these abnormalities to save as much resource as possible, while giving good results. There is an Illizarov external fixator, a novel invention by a Russian physician, to correct complicated deformities, including bends, twists, and uneven bone growth. Certain types of bowed legs can be surgically corrected using a Navigator to assist in precision surgery.
Limb length discrepancies can be corrected with minimially invasive surgery. Patients can start walking or putting weights on their legs wtihin 1 – 2 days after surgery. The length will eventually even out and if there are other complications along with the length discrepancy, they can als be treated together as well.
For more inforamtion, please contact
The Orthopedics Center at Bangkok International Hospital
First Floor, Bangkok International Hospital
Tel 0 2310 3000 or 1719