Clinical evaluation in pediatric orthopedic practice: What should the general practitioner know?

M Mousny, A Renders Published in the journal : May 2016 Category : Pediatrics

Summary :

Nowadays, pediatric orthopedics is considered a fully-fledged specialty, which differs from adult orthopedics in terms of both the pathologies encountered and the clinical approach. This article describes the “general” orthopedic clinical evaluation as performed by the authors in their daily practice. A particular emphasis is placed on the clinical aspects that may help general practitioners distinguish the normal from the pathological. Of note is that this article only addresses clinical assessment of walking-age children, in a timely fashion that is believed to progressively favor patient compliance.


Clinical examination, pediatric orthopedics