182016Mar

University of Cape Town

Clinics Clinics       DescriptionDayTimeConsultantCommentsVenueBooking Elective OrthopaedicsMonday07:30-12:30Dr Dix-Peek, Dr MearsElective Orthopaedic conditionsS19021 658 5400 Trauma Hand ClinicMonday07:30-12:30Dr Dix-PeekAll hand injuriesS19021 658 5400 Fracture ClinicTuesday12:30 - 16:00Dr Dix-Peek, Dr MearsFractures and Trauma casesS19021 658 5400 Spinal Defects ClinicWednesday08:00 - 12:30Dix-PeekSpinal Dysraphism + AmputeesS19021 658 5400 Congenital Hand ClinicAlt Thursdays12:30 -16:00Dr CarterCongenital Hand DeformitiesS19021 658 5400 Fracture ClinicThursday12:30 -...
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152016Feb

Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis

SEPTIC ARTHRITIS This condition is an infection of the lining of the joint (synovium), by bacteria that get into the blood stream and lodge in the joint. An inflammation occurs and fluid collects into the joint space causing severe pain, fever, swelling of the joint, joint irritation and limitation of joint movement. Children are more...
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302015Nov

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is an inherited disorder that affects the connective tissues of the body. The clinical expression of the genetic defect is extremely variable. However, the hallmark of OI is bones that break easily. Other associated signs vary between individuals and even within families. Classically these signs include bone deformities due to recurrent fractures...
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282015Aug

DDH and Ultrasound

The purpose of this booklet is to provide you with information about DDH. This paediatric hip condition was previously known as congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH). Recently the name was changed to DDH, Developmental dysplasia of the hip, as it was recognized that in this condition the hip may exhibit a spectrum abnormalities, which…

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282015Aug

Perthes’ Disease

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint (Figure 1). The upper end of the femur has a fragile blood supply. Perthes’ disease is a disorder of growth of the hip in a child. It is due to an interruption of blood flow to the femoral head, which results in a temporary cessation of…

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282015Aug

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a three dimensional deformity of the spine that involves rotation of the vertebral bodies. This is associated with changes in both the frontal (coronal) and lateral (sagittal) planes. There is typically a S-shaped bend when viewed from the back, and there is often a loss of the normal sagittal curvature when viewed from…

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282015Aug

Cerebral Palsy

CP occurs as a result of an insult to the developing brain in either a newborn or developing child. It can present as either spasticity, athetoid or mixed types and the child’s development is affected to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the severity of the injury. The gross motor function classification system describes…

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282015Aug

Blount’s disease

A Parents guide to Blount’s disease This guide is written for those parents whose child may have bow-legs, and for those who have been told that their child has Blount’s disease. Introduction. Children normally start walking with some element of bowing (varus) which tends to straightens out over the second year to become slightly valgus...
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