Dyplapsia of the hip, clubfoot, limb deformity
PAEDIATRICS orthopaedic surgeon in launceston
Dr. Marshall treats many paediatric orthopaedic conditions including developmental dysplasia of the hip, clubfoot and limb deformity.
A team based approach to paediatrics is important and as such Dr. Marshall will often involve other health specialists in your care:
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a paediatric condition that affects the development of the normal hip. When identified and treated early, DDH is often amenable to utilisation of a hip abduction brace. Guidance in the utilisation of bracing and requirement for further surgery can be provided by specialist care.
Clubfoot is a condition that occurs in the neonatal period causing a baby’s foot to be turned inward. Early identification and treatment is key to improving foot function in the long term.
Deformity of the upper and lower limb can occur in a range of conditions. Treatment of these conditions can involve correction of certain deformities both in the paediatric and adolescent population.