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Musculoskeletal Conditions

Los Angeles Pediatric Orthopaedics

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

If your child experiences musculoskeletal conditions associated with pain, disease, congenital deformities, or injuries, the pediatric orthopaedic surgeons at Los Angeles Pediatric Orthopaedics, Jonathan H. Koenig, MD, and Thomas Grogan, MD, can evaluate and treat their condition at their practice near the Brentwood neighborhood on the Westside of Los Angeles. In the case of a fracture, sprain, deformity, or infection, call the office located near Brentwood, or request an appointment online today.

Musculoskeletal Conditions Q & A

What is a musculoskeletal condition?

Musculoskeletal conditions involve diseases, infections, or injuries of the musculoskeletal system, including your child’s:

  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons 
  • Joints

Children can experience injuries from playing sports, a disease, or congenital deformities like club feet.

What are examples of musculoskeletal conditions?

If you suspect your child has one or more of the following musculoskeletal conditions, see Dr. Koenig and his team for an evaluation:

  • Fractures and trauma
  • Ligament or cartilage injuries, sprains, or strains
  • Other sports-related injuries
  • Growth plate injuries or pain
  • Abnormal gait
  • Muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, or skeletal dysplasia
  • Developmental delays
  • Club foot, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, or other congenital deformities
  • Bacterial bone or joint infections
  • Benign growth-related bony lesions and cysts

To determine the type and severity of your child’s musculoskeletal condition, Dr. Koenig and his team review their medical history and symptoms, and perform a physical exam. 

Dr. Koenig might use blood tests, ultrasound, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to make a diagnosis and establish the most appropriate treatment plan.

How are musculoskeletal conditions treated?

Your child’s personalized treatment plan is based on the type and severity of their condition. Dr. Koenig and his team might recommend:

Bracing and casting

Wearing a brace or cast while an injury heals might be all that’s necessary to treat your child’s muscle, bone, or joint injury.

RICE therapy

RICE therapy involves rest, ice, compression, and elevation, which can accelerate the healing of sports-related and other injuries.

Custom orthotics

Wearing custom orthotics or shoe inserts can improve your child’s gait and pain associated with foot deformities.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy can improve your child’s gait, strength, and joint range of motion. It optimizes healing after an injury or orthopaedic surgery.

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your child’s blood or stem cells to generate new tissues naturally and accelerate healing.

Medications

Medications can treat bacterial infections associated with some musculoskeletal issues.

Surgery

In severe cases, surgery is the best way to fully address a musculoskeletal injury or deformity. Dr. Koenig lets you know if your child is a good candidate for orthopaedic surgery.

Don’t let your child live with pain, injuries, or a musculoskeletal deformity when pediatric orthopaedic solutions are available at Dr. Koenig’s office. Schedule an appointment over the phone or request one online today.