Peter G. Gabos
duPont Hospital for Children
...Peter G. Gabos
, MD, orthopaedic specialist at duPont at Jefferson at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, offers advice to parents with children active in sports.
Ask almost any pediatric orthopaedist and he
will tell you that like adults, children who play sports can get injured.
According to Dr. Peter Gabos
, clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, children can also be injured when they do foolish things, are not careful and do not consider possible dangers.For example, he
says, they can hurt themselves by losing their grip and falling from significant heights while playing on jungle gyms or climbing trees.Or, they can test the limits of extreme sports, and injure themselves by rollerblading down a flight of stairs..
Whichever the cause, some injuries look worse than they are ; cuts and bruises and the variations thereof, require only minor patching.But others, the ones Dr. Gabos sees in his
practice, are worse.If left untreated or treated incorrectly, they can cause permanent damage.
...Peter G. Gabos
, M.D., clinical assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, practices pediatric orthopaedics at duPont at Jefferson at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington.He
medical degree at New York University, performed his
residency in orthopaedic surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at duPont Hospital for Children.Dr. Gabos
is board-certified in the two specialties.
DuPont at Jefferson at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, located at 833 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, brings together pediatric specialists from duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington with Jefferson's primary care physicians at one convenient location.