So much growth and development happens during childhood, which is why pediatric orthopedic conditions require special care. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Andrew B. Weiss, MD, specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing pediatric orthopedic conditions at his private practice in Beverly Hills, California. If you’re looking for an experienced pediatric orthopedic surgeon, call or book an appointment online today.
Orthopedics is a medical specialty that focuses on treating injuries and disorders that affect your musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your joints, bones, muscles, and other soft tissues like cartilage and ligaments.
As a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Weiss has specialty training and experience treating these problems in children. Because children’s bodies are still growing, their bones, joints, and muscles require particular care to avoid affecting their development.
In addition to his medical expertise, Dr. Weiss offers a compassionate approach that makes both parents and children feel comfortable and confident in their healing process.
Children are prone to many of the same orthopedic conditions that affect adults, such as fractures. However, your child’s growing body changes the way their musculoskeletal system responds to conditions like injuries, infections, and deformities.
There are also many orthopedic conditions that specifically affect children, including limb and spine deformities that are present at birth or develop during childhood. In some cases, these conditions resolve as the child grows. Other times, they require medical intervention.
Dr. Weiss and his team diagnose, treat, and manage a variety of children’s orthopedic conditions, including:
Dr. Weiss knows how to effectively work with your child despite their condition or level of communication skills. He understands that children need compassionate, clear communication to help them feel relaxed, safe, and willing to cooperate during an orthopedic examination.
Because about half of Dr. Weiss’ patients are children, his office is decorated and equipped with their comfort and happiness in mind. Dr. Weiss also understands the anxiety that many parents and caregivers experience when their children aren’t feeling well and goes above and beyond to give you peace of mind.
For compassionate care in pediatric orthopedics, call Andrew B. Weiss, MD, or book an appointment online today.