The current medical practice of the pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in North America

James J. McCarthy, Douglas 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

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Abstract

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. This article focuses on the primary clinical responsibilities of the pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, describes the value of this practice, and contrasts their responsibilities from that of other orthopaedic subspecialties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

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North America
Pediatrics
Primary Care Physicians
Quality of Health Care
Orthopedics
Orthopedic Surgeons
Costs and Cost Analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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McCarthy, J. J., Armstrong, D., Davey, J. P., Epps, H. R., Gerardi, J. A., Kanel, J. S., ... Ward, W. T. (2011). The current medical practice of the pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in North America. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 31(3), 223-226. https://doi.org/10.1097/BPO.0b013e31820fc8b7
McCarthy, James J. ; Armstrong, Douglas ; Davey, Joseph P. ; Epps, Howard R. ; Gerardi, Joseph A. ; Kanel, Jeffrey S. ; Mehlman, Charles T. ; Roach, James W. ; Schwend, Richard M. ; Smith, Brian G. ; Ward, W. Timothy. / The current medical practice of the pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in North America. In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2011 ; Vol. 31, No. 3. pp. 223-226.
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