Examination of a Paediatric Patient
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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