Orthopaedic Problems in Children with Neuromuscular Conditions
Neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy can cause imbalance and weakness of the muscles in the lower and upper limbs. This can lead to orthopaedic problems in the hips, knees, and feet leading to difficulties with walking.
This is a very specialised area of paediatric orthopaedics. Dr. Johnson can assess your child clinically and determine the best management plan for them.
Often a multi disciplinary approach including paediatricians, rehabilitation doctors, neurologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists is required. Gait analysis may also be required to determine the best orthopaedic interventions.
Patients requiring surgical intervention may require referral to the neuromuscular services at the Royal Children’s Hospital to meet their specialist needs.