Children are growing and developing and, therefore, they have different characteristics and needs than adults, such as congenital changes and different injury recovery patterns and infection responses. Pediatrics orthopedics is the field of orthopedics that specializes in the diagnosis and resolution of anomalies in the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles) of children. In the Pediatric Orthopedics Consultation, disorders, that occur in children since birth or later in life, are diagnosed and treated, such as limbs and spinal deformities (scoliosis, differences in the length of the limbs and gait abnormalties) and other problems such as bone fractures, infections, and neoplasms, among others.
In case you have any doubts or complaints, our specialists are available to advise you and give the best care to your child.
“My name is Joana Ovídio and I am a medical doctor since 2007, the year I graduated from the Medical School of Lisbon. I am an orthopedist since 2015 and my residency took place at the Hospital of Faro. By the end of 2015, I started working at Dona Estefânia Hospital, where I am still performing as a pediatric orthopedist.”