Does Mayo deal with Pediatric orthopedics?
My niece contacted mayo requesting her 15-year-old son be examined to try and get a diagnosis for his Pelvic problems. They refused to see him claiming he was receiving adequate care which I felt was a very irresponsible statement for them to make after more than five years with no diagnosis. My niece insisted on six MRI scans from the pelvis to the head. The neurosurgeon said there was no justification for a head scan but my niece insisted it be done and they found he had a brain tumor. However now that he’s healed from the brain surgery his hips are in no better shape now than what they were before. I’m just wondering if the reason he was refused treatment at Mayo Clinic was because they don’t have a Pediatric Orthopedic department. Although his doctors still have no diagnosis they think he needs a new hip which they claim can’t be done because he is still growing. Do they ever do hip replacements in children? Why would Mayo Clinic refuse to see him? Money is no problem at all.