Our practice specializes in pediatric orthopaedic medicine, otherwise known as the treatment of children's musculoskeletal disorders.
This includes the spine, the extremities and all of the joints of the body.
We treat the following types of conditions:
Learn more about these medical topics in our health library.
Scoliosis and Other Spinal Deformities
Some children have spinal deformities such as scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. These conditions can be treated
with exercise, medications, bracing and/or surgery.
For more information on Scoliosis and other Spinal Deformities visit our medical library.
Clubfoot and the Ponseti Method of Treatment
Clubfoot is a deformity that causes one or both feet to turn
sharply downward and/or inward. This condition can be corrected
in early infancy with good results by using the Ponseti method,
in which the foot is gently manipulated toward the proper position
and then held steady in a cast.
For more information on Clubfoot visit our medical library.
Malignant and benign bone tumors can compromise a child's musculoskeletal function and overall health. Our practice can
work with your child's other physicians on developing and implementing an appropriate treatment plan, including surgical
For more information on Bone Tumors visit our medical library.
Cerebral palsy (CP) refers to a group of motor problems and physical disorders that result from brain injury or abnormal
brain development occurring prenatally or within the first three years of life. Although the brain injury is irreversible, cerebral
palsy can be treated with medication, physical therapy, surgery and equipment such as braces and splints.
For more information on Cerebral Palsy visit our medical library.
Spina bifida is a birth defect in which the vertebrae are not properly formed around the spinal cord. Some orthopaedic
problems commonly associated with spina bifida include clubfoot, scoliosis and developmental dysplasia of the hip. These may
be treated with exercise, physical therapy and/or surgery.
For more information on Spina Bifida visit our medical library.
Children can suffer persistent pain, swelling or loss of performance from acute or chronic sports injuries. Activity
modification, physical therapy or performance enhancement training can relieve symptoms. Sometimes, surgery is required.
For more information on Sports-Related Injuries visit our medical library.
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) refers to an abnormality
in the ball-and-socket joint that can cause osteoarthritis
and uneven leg length. DDH is treated by stabilizing the hip
joint, allowing tightening of the loose ligaments and keeping
the hip immobilized until it heals.
For more information on Hip Dysplasia visit our medical library.
Limb Length Inequality, Limb Deformities and Other Congenital Anomalies
Some children have mild to serious limb deformities as a result of congenital birth defects, disease or trauma. Our
practice can help repair or reconstruct the affected limbs to maximize their function.
For more information on Limb Deformities visit our medical library.
Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis are infections of the bones and joints, respectively. They may occur after localized
trauma or after an infection in another body part has spread via the bloodstream. Treatment begins with antibiotics. If
complications arise, orthopaedic surgery can help restore function.
For more information on Septic Arthritis visit our medical library.
Broken bones range from minor hairline fractures to compound fractures that break the skin. Our practice is trained in
treating fractures for optimum results.
For more information on Broken Bones visit our medical library.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) InjuryAn injury to this ligament in the knee may cause significant pain, swelling and immobility. Some patients recover with rest and physical therapy, but others may require an operation called ACL reconstruction. Our practice can provide your child with personalized treatment for an ACL injury and perform the surgery if it becomes necessary.
For more information on Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury visit our medical library.