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Examination of a Paediatric Patient

  • G. Nirmal Raj
  • Balaji Saibaba
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Abstract

Paediatric orthopaedic clinical evaluation by means history taking and examination are far different from that of an adult. The child’s birth history, developmental history and family history have a significant bearing on the diagnosis of certain childhood orthopaedic problems. Most of the time, the history is elicited from the parents. Painless conditions like a deformity or a limp are brought to the clinician’s attention only when the parents start noticing them. Hence, the exact time of onset of symptoms is often unknown.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Nirmal Raj
    • 1
  • Balaji Saibaba
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsPGIMERChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Billroth HospitalChennaiIndia

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