Chapter 34. Orthopaedic Conditions

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician3,4,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow5 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer6,7
  1. Kerr Graham MD, FRCS (ED), FRACS Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor1,7 and
  2. Peter Barnett MBBS, FRACP, MSc, FACEM, MSpMed Deputy Director Associate Clinical Professor2

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch34

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Graham, K. and Barnett, P. (2009) Orthopaedic Conditions, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch34

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 4

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 5

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 6

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 7

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Murdoch, Children's Research Instritute, Australia

  2. 2

    Emergency Department, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 7

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • orthopaedic conditions;
  • neonatal orthopaedic conditions - developmental dysplasia of hip and club foot (congenital talipes equinovarus);
  • torsional and angular deformities in children;
  • trauma;
  • specific management of common fractures - clavicle, humerus, radius and ulna;
  • ankle injury;
  • pulled elbow and limp in childhood;
  • Perthes' disease and slipped capital femoral epiphysis;
  • scoliosis - detection and management


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Neonatal orthopaedic conditions

  • Torsional and angular deformities in children

  • Specific management of some common fractures

  • Ankle injury

  • Pulled elbow

  • Limp in childhood

  • Scoliosis