A team of specialists from the Child Orthopedics Unit of the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville has achieved that a 13-year-old boy, who suffered from severe hip bone problem that prevented him from walking, has walked again.
The child had already been operated in another center on several occasions, but the surgical interventions had failed to alleviate the consequences of the growth disease of the hip he suffered.In Babies and more, they create an exoskeleton that obeys brain orders to help children with cerebral palsy
Reference hospital in child orthopedics
The younger he suffered a serious bone problem in his growing hip, consisting of displacement of bones, deformity, a lot of pain and inability to walk normally. To move, he had to use a wheelchair or lean on sticks for short journeys.
As the hospital has reported, this problem occurs very rarely during adolescence, sometimes after a fall and sometimes spontaneously, without a previous injury.
The child had already undergone several surgical interventions in another center, but none of them had had the expected result. However, after his recent intervention in the Child Orthopedics Unit of the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, he has been able to walk on his own again.
Also another child under 15 years with cerebral palsy that affected the mobility of the spine and hip, was operated this year to gain greater autonomy and quality of life, since the intervention has allowed him to perform daily and daily activities no pain, like cleaning alone.
Other interventions carried out by the Children's Orthopedics Unit of this hospital have been aimed at treating deformities of the vertebrae present since birth or that the child has developed during its growth, due to genetic alterations or neurological diseases.In Babies and more "My son can't run today, but tomorrow he can fly," the moving testimony of a mother with a child with Perthes syndrome
All these types of interventions are characterized by being extremely complex and requiring a multidisciplinary support from various specialists, such as surgeons, traumatologists, pediatricians, nutritionists, anesthetists and rehabilitators.
The Virgen del Rocío Hospital is currently working together with the Puerta del Mar de Cádiz Hospital and the Innanomat group of researchers from the University of Cádiz (UCA), in the implementation of 3D printing for preoperative planning, the study of the different bone diseases of the child, or the customization of medical tools and products that may be required before, during or after the surgical intervention.
These technological advances, together with the more than 600 surgeries performed annually by the Children's Orthopedics team, they place this unit of the Virgen del Rocío Hospital as one of the referents, not only at the regional level but also nationally.
Via La Vanguardia