Parents asked to get treated children facing orthopedic problems at an early age

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Medical experts at a function held at the district headquarter hospital Timergara here on Saturday said that children up to 13 years facing orthopedic complaints like deformity in bones, joints and muscular issues could easily be treated and parents should be made aware of it.

The district orthopedic surgeon at the Timergara hospital Dr Wiqar Alam arranged a day-long workshop for health professionals regarding the orthopedic problems in children, which was attended by doctors, orthopedic surgeons including Dr Liaqat Khan, district orthopedic surgeon Dr Islam Hussain, pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr Yad Zaman, Dr Imdadullah from DHQ Batkhela, paramedics and nursing staff participated in the workshop.

The associate professor Dr Sikandar Hayat of the Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar, Dr Wiqar Alam, Dr Salik Kashif of the Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar, Dr Yaqub ur Rehman of the Nowshera Medical College, Prof Dr Sulman of the Leady Reading hospital Peshawar, Prof Dr Saqib Khan of the Gajoo Khan Medicval College, Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr Islam Hussain and others spoke on the occasion. They said that some diseases pertaining to orthopedic condition affected the musculoskeletal system of the body, affecting muscles, bones, nerves and tendons.

The experts said that common orthopedic problems in children could be congenital, developmental or acquired. They were of the views that most of the orthopedic problems in children could be resolved in their childhood. They asked parents to get their children facing orthopedic problems treated by experts in the field. They said that medical care in such cases was beneficial for children up to 13 years of age. They said that it was difficult to treat deform bones and joints in adulthood.

The experts said that grown up patients needed surgeries that affected the patients physically and financially as well. The speakers said that such workshops should also be arranged in parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so that more people and health professionals could be made aware of the fact that orthopedic problems could be easily solved at an early age.