In children, the normal structure of the arms, legs and back change with growth. This requires an understanding of how these changes occur. On occasion what is considered pathological in adults is completely normal at certain ages.
In recent decades, paediatric traumatologists have studied in depth how such changes take place, not only structurally but also functionally.
During childhood, children acquire manual, locomotion, and sport abilities, all of which require time. It is important to know how and to what degree these changes occur and when these changes stop in each area of the body.
The work of a paediatric traumatologist consists of using the opportunity provided by the natural growth of a child and helping them during this time. At the same time, when a paediatric patient presents a specific pathology or lesion, a paediatric traumatologist can provide the most appropriate solution for each case.
Early detection is also important. When a condition is found and treated early, its management is easier and treatment is more effective, and thus an optimal result can be achieved. This is especially true of conditions in infancy, including club foot, hip dysplasia and congenital torticollis, which are diseases that may be treated quickly and in a straight-forward manner as soon as they are detected.
All traumatologists receive basic training in paediatric traumatology, but very few are specialized in this field.