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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Orthopaedics

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Our services

Children's Outpatients waiting area

We offer surgical and non-surgical treatment for conditions affecting children.

These include:

  • growth, including limb-length discrepancy
  • feet, including clubfoot and flat foot
  • knees, including osteochondral defects and meniscal injuries
  • hips, including development dysplasia and Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
  • the spine, including scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis
  • upper limbs, including syndactyly and brachial plexus palsy
  • skeletal dysplasias, including achondroplasia and osteogenesis imperfecta
  • syndromes, including Marfan's, neurofibromatosis and Down's
  • bone and joint infections
  • musculoskeletal tumours
  • neuromuscular disorders, including cerebral palsy and myelodysplasia.

We also provide extensive outpatient and rehabilitation services for children with congenital and developmental musculoskeletal conditions.

These include:

Surgery

Children under the age of 16 requiring surgery will have their operation and subsequent inpatient care at the Oxford Children's Hospital on the John Radcliffe Hospital site. However, children referred to one of our specialists will continue to visit the NOC for their outpatient treatment and care.

This follows changes in national NHS policy which focus on the need for children's surgery to be undertaken in dedicated facilities with 24 hour access to specialists such as paediatric anaesthetists and paediatricians. This will ensure the safest provision of care in a dedicated children's setting, with access to specialist staff and a range of other integrated services. If under the care of a NOC consultant, the same consultant will oversee the child's care at both the NOC and the Oxford Children's Hospital.