Specialties

I specialize in the care of children with complex scoliosis, arthrogryposis, hip dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, and lower limb deformities. I practice conservative procedures to avoid unnecessary surgeries and employ advanced technology in an ultramodern-medical facility to provide my patients with the best possible outcomes.

Arthrogryposis

Arthrogryposis is a condition that can affect the spine and most joints such as the hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows and hands. Arthrogryposis may also be referred to as amyoplasia or arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC). The severity of the disease varies from person to person. Treatment varies according to the cause and severity of the condition and may include physical therapy, casting, surgery, or a combination of these options. In many cases, when treatment begins at an early age, children can gradually become stronger and experience improved joint mobility and function that lasts the rest of their lives.

Hip Dysplasia

Deformation or misalignment of the hip joint.

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip (Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease)

Avascular necrosis (AVN) or Aseptic Necrosis of the hip is caused by a disruption to the hip’s blood supply which results in the deterioration and often collapse of the ball of the thigh bone (femoral head). Early identification and treatment of the condition increases the likelihood that a patient’s hip will recover. Surgery may be required in severe cases to repair or revascularize (restore circulation) the hip or to replace the hip in neglected/end stage cases.

Lower Limb Deformities

Lower limb deformities may develop while a fetus is still in the uterus or during early childhood. These conditions affect the feet, ankles, and/or legs and vary in severity from being primarily aesthetic to affecting mobility. Deformities typically occur as a result of genetics, a fetus’ position in the womb, or vitamin/nutrition deficiencies but they can also be caused by several other factors.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve to the side. While the cause of scoliosis is unknown, it usually runs in families and typically affects girls and young women more often and severely than boys and young men. Mild cases that do not cause pain or discomfort require no treatment. However, cases that are moderate to severe and with or without pain or discomfort require treatment which is determined on a case by case basis.