Oct. 19 is World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day, celebrated as part of World Bone and Joint Action Week.
At Mid County Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, pediatric orthopedics are important to us. As a division of Signature Medical group, we share the mission of the day, to highlight the impact of musculoskeletal conditions on children and educate the public about them.
As the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons points out, a child’s musculoskeletal problems are different from those of an adult. Because children are still growing, their body’s response to injuries, infections and deformities may be quite different from that of older people.
Children with complex pediatric problems are best managed by a medical-surgical team approach. Pediatric orthopedic surgeons diagnose, treat, and manage children’s musculoskeletal problems, such as:
- Limb and spine deformities noted at birth or later (clubfoot, scoliosis, limb length differences)
- Gait abnormalities (limping)
- Broken bones
- Bone or joint infections and tumors
We’re at four convenient locations to serve you and your child.
Our site at the Mercy St. Louis Medical Building at 621 S. New Ballas Road, Suite 63B, features Orthopedics Now! offering extended hours for conditions such as sprains, strains, fractures and sports injuries. No appointments are necessary and walk-ins are welcome from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. We also accept regular appointments from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.
Our other sites who see patients from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday are:
- City Place 5 – 845 North New Ballas Court, Suite 200, St. Louis, Mo,. 63141
- Progress West Hospital – 20 Progress Point Parkway, Suite 106, O’Fallon, Mo., 63368
- Bellevue Medical Plaza – 1027 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 25, St. Louis, Mo., 63117
The telephone number for all the sites is 314-983-4700.
If your child needs pediatric care, we’re the place to turn. Make an appointment today at Mid County. We’ll take care of you.