Orthopaedics - Pediatric
Children with bone and joint problems, such as complex fractures, infections, tumors, cerebral palsy, or scoliosis, face a number of unique concerns. Children can respond to musculoskeletal issues and treatments very differently than adults, both physically and emotionally. In addition, children’s bodies are still growing, and they need special attention to ensure proper healing and development.
UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine provides specialized pediatric orthopaedic care at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center ‒ Lexington and Med Center Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Bowling Green. Our fellowship-trained specialists have extensive experience in evaluating, treating and managing musculoskeletal problems in children. Our providers also have expertise in talking with children and family members to put them at ease.
Pediatric orthopaedic conditions we treat
UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine provides specialty pediatric orthopaedic care for a comprehensive range of bone and joint problems, including:
- Bone fractures
- Cerebral palsy
- Foot deformities, such as clubfoot or flatfoot
- Congenital hip problems, such as congenital dislocation or Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
- Juvenile rheumatoid (or idiopathic) arthritis
- Limb length discrepancies
- Overuse injuries in adolescents
- Scoliosis and other back/spine abnormalities
- Spina bifida
- Sports injuries
Why choose UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center is located on campus in a new, state-of-the-art facility that is child-friendly and convenient for patients and families. When hospitalization is required, patients benefit from close proximity to the pediatric experts at Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
Our multidisciplinary approach treats the whole patient. We coordinate care with providers in orthopaedics-related specialties, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, prosthetics, radiology, rheumatology and social services.