Who We Are & What We Do: Inpatient Post-Surgical Orthopedics

Inpatient Post-Surgical Orthopedics

The Post-Surgical Orthopedics Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital is designed to provide intensive coordinated care tailored to the needs of children from birth to 21 years upon discharge from surgery. Our program is designed to ensure children and adolescents can transition from operative care to intensive post-operative rehabilitation based on their individual needs.

Immediately following postsurgical procedures, or upon clearance from attending surgeon; the patient, family, and interdisciplinary team develop attainable goals for rehabilitation. Many times, rehabilitation is an extension of prior surgical care or complementary to the ongoing care of a referring surgical specialist.

As a part of the Post-Surgical Orthopedics Program, treatment modalities can include:

  • Partial weight bearing treadmill training
  • Orthotic evaluations
  • Various assistive devices including, walkers, crutches and wheelchairs
  • Functional electric stimulation with cycle ergometry
  • Various forms of exercise equipment
  • Facilitation and handling techniques

Upon discharge, education for parents is available to continue progress in the home environment. The ultimate goal is to prepare the patient to return home to all normal school and community activities.

Comprehensive therapy is provided following surgery for a variety of causes, including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Limb length discrepancies
  • Scoliosis correction surgery
  • Severe spasticity
  • Bone Tumors
  • Congenital limb deficiency and deformity
  • Spina bifida

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