A GP guide to paediatric orthopaedics

How to diagnose and treat common conditions

This article offers a brief overview of some commonly encountered paediatric orthopaedic conditions: developmental dysplasia of the hip, pulled elbow, slipped capital femoral epiphysis and Perthes disease.


The information was drawn from clinical articles previously published by Australian Doctor Group:

  • How to Treat — Paediatric hip and knee pain (from 2017)
  • How to Treat — Paediatric foot and ankle injuries (from 2016)