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Description of peds orthopod practice

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
James J McCarthy, Douglas G Armstrong, Joseph P Davey, Howard R Epps, Joseph A Gerardi, Jeffrey S Kanel, Charles T Mehlman, James W Roach, Richard M Schwend, Brian G Smith, W Timothy Ward
Musculoskeletal disorders in children are common and comprise 20% to 30% of the complaints observed by primary care physicians. Most primary care physicians prefer to refer patients with pediatric musculoskeletal conditions to the pediatric orthopaedic surgeon; most of whom are treated nonoperatively. Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are well trained to provide efficient, cost-effective, and definitive quality care. This article supports the supposition that pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are the primary care physicians for children with musculoskeletal disorders...
April 2011: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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