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What is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon?

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Pediatric orthopedic surgeons are doctors who diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems in infants, children, and teens....Read More

What conditions does a pediatric orthopedic surgeon treat?

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  • Broken bones
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Limb and spine deformities
  • Gait abnormalities, such as a limp
  • Tumors in the bone or joint
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What happens during the an initial consultation with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon?

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Parents will fill out forms with insurance information, their child's primary care physician and medical history. The patient will have his or her vital signs taken, and might have an X-ray. Medical staff will ask the parent about the child's symptoms, allergies, medications, and family medical history. Parents can ask questions about the condition or treatment at this time. Additional testing to determine a diagnosis may be conducted at this visit or scheduled for another time....Read More

What is a bone scan?

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A bone scan is a test that detects damage in bones. A small, safe amount of radioactive dye is injected into the arm. A special camera is used to trace the dye, which naturally flows towards areas in need of repair....Read More

How much does it cost to see a pediatric orthopedic surgeon?

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The average cost for an orthopedic patient consultation is $100-$500. If X-rays, other tests or anesthesia are included, the cost increases. Surgeries themselves cost anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000, based on if they are inpatient or outpatient....Read More