Diagnosis - Pediatric Orthopedics

Growth plate fracture

Growth plates are situated at each end of a child’s bones and are the locations of bone growth.  They are very soft and labile so even minor injuries may result in a growth plate fracture.  Growth plate fractures must be treated immediately in order to ensure that the further growth of the bone takes place correctly.  An untreated growth plate fracture may result in the fractured bone developing crookedly or ending up shorter than the other limb.  However with the appropriate treatment, growth plate fractures usually heal correctly without further complications.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    With 554 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Zehlendorf is the largest hospital in the south west of Berlin. Its medical focus is on, orthopedics, pediatric surgery and pneumology, pneumology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, general and visceral surgery.

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Hip fracture

Hip fractures are serious injuries that occur most commonly in people of advanced age. With age, bones become less dense as a result of mineral loss.  These weakened bones are then more susceptible to fracture.  Hip fractures occur more frequently in women than in men as the rate of loss of bone density is higher for women.  There can be life-threatening complications of hip fractures, especially in older patients.  Fortunately surgical correction of hip fracture is usually successful although plenty of time is required for recovery.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    With 554 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Zehlendorf is the largest hospital in the south west of Berlin. Its medical focus is on, orthopedics, pediatric surgery and pneumology, pneumology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, general and visceral surgery.

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Hammer toe / mallet toe

Hammer toe refers to a deformity of the second, third or fourth toe in the middle joint.  This deformity is a permanent bend at the middle joint and causes the toe to resemble a hammer. While mallet toe is similar, it affects the end joint of the toe, rather than the middle joint.  Hammer toe and mallet toe are usually caused by the wearing of unsuitable shoes, for instance shoes that are too small or heels that are too high.  This can cause the toes to be shoved up against the front of the shoe and bent over in order to make up for the restricted space, leading to a claw or hammer-like appearance of the toes.  Hammer toe and mallet toe can be painful and treatment can involve a change in footwear and the use of shoe inserts.  In more severe cases of hammer toe or mallet toe, surgery may be required.  

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    With 554 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Zehlendorf is the largest hospital in the south west of Berlin. Its medical focus is on, orthopedics, pediatric surgery and pneumology, pneumology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, general and visceral surgery.

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