Pediatric Rheumatology and Orthopedics
Pediatric Rheumatology and Orthopedics

Pediatric Rheumatology and Orthopedics

by Brian Alverson, MD

Pediatric rheumatology is the study of rheumatologic (autoimmune) diseases affecting children. Pediatric rheumatologists possess the training and experience to evaluate and treat young patients with known or suspected rheumatologic diseases, including autoimmune or autoinflammatory disorders such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Raynaud phenomenon, lupus, vasculitis, Kawasaki disease, and Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

Pediatric orthopedics is the study of diseases affecting the joints, bones, and musculature of children. A pediatric orthopedist, also called a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of those areas in patients ranging from infants to teenagers. They can perform surgery when necessary but also provide other kinds of treatment, such as casts and limb braces. Importantly, children’s bodies change significantly throughout childhood, and it is easy to mistake growing pains for abnormalities, which is why these symptoms should be taken seriously and approached with a broad differential.

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 1:28 h
  • Quiz questions 53
  • Concept Pages 25


Your Educators of course Pediatric Rheumatology and Orthopedics

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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By Alaena A. on 28. September 2022 for Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis and Goodpasture Syndrome

I like the clear explanation and breakdown of the topics. I think the other lecture for Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a little more specific, like chronic sinusitis and pneumonitis +/- cavitary lesions.

Very interesting
By Adriana C. on 02. February 2022 for Kawasaki Disease (Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome)

Is a good review of the disease, focused on what's important

Lecture is great
By Irfan A. on 06. April 2021 for Pediatric Rheumatology and Orthopedics


Really good
By Gregory-Odysseus K. on 19. March 2021 for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in Children

Very informative. Keeping it to the point. Perfect for an introduction before opening the book!