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If your pediatrician suggests that your child see a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, you can be assured that he or she has the widest range of treatment options, the most extensive and comprehensive training, and the greatest expertise in dealing with children and in treating children’s orthopedic disorders.
Orthopaedic treatment for children existed from the time Orthopaedics was practised in India. The early pioneers included Dr. R. J. Katrak, Dr. M. G. Kini and many others spread out in different parts of the country. In Mumbai, Dr. P. K. Mullaferoze, Dr. K. T. Dholakia and others were keeping the flag flying high. Inspite of all this, children were hardly getting the attention they deserved. 1994 was to change all this!
Numerous discussions between Prof. Ashok Johari & Prof. Benjamin Joseph, both predominant paediatric orthopaedic surgeons, centred on the need for an academic society to further the objectives of orthopaedic treatment for children and for education and research in the field. In the 1990’s, starting specialised bodies was unheard of and required a lot of support from the hierarchy in Orthopaedics. They were fortunate that they had mentors like Prof. Verghese Chacko, Prof. J. C. Taraporvala and Prof. K. Sriram supporting them in their efforts. Prof. Johari took on the responsibility …