Paediatric Orthopaedics

Children's Services (Paediatrics)

We are a multidisciplinary team that includes doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and administrative staff. We provide over 2000 outpatient appointments each year and perform over 400 operations each year.

Non-urgent advice: Our services

We perform all aspects of limb surgery on children. We treat a wide range of children’s orthopaedic conditions from shoulders to toes. These include:

  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
  • Perthes Disease of the hip
  • Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE)
  • Congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV) or clubfoot
  • Joint problems resulting from underlying neuromuscular conditions
  • Limb length inequality and deformity
  • Bone and joint infections

We perform a comprehensive assessment of each child and formulate a management plan. Management may be non-operative (such as physiotherapy or referral for an orthotic device) or operative (surgery advised).

We work closely with other paediatric teams at Addenbrooke’s Hospital including Rheumatology, Neurology, Anaesthetics and Genetics.