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Pediatric Orthopedics

Children and teens are still growing, so when injuries happen to their bones, muscles or tendons they need specialized pediatric orthopedic care.

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  • Pediatric Orthopaedics

Kids are movers. When an injury to their bones or muscles stops them from being active, you want them in front of a children’s orthopedic specialist as soon as possible. Pediatric orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons see children who have problems with their musculoskeletal system which consists of bones, cartilage, connective tissue, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons.  

Kids are movers. When an injury to their bones or muscles stops them from being active, you want them in front of a children’s orthopedic specialist as soon as possible. Pediatric orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons see children who have problems with their musculoskeletal system which consists of bones, cartilage, connective tissue, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons.  

Why Choose Us

Caring for kids is what we do. From our casting technicians to our waiting rooms, everything is designed with your child in mind. Our goal is to make your child’s orthopedic experience comfortable, happy - and even fun.

Not only can you rely on our team of pediatric orthopedists, but you have access to every pediatric specialty and subspecialty right here in one location. We know not every child needs a multispecialty consult, but you can find comfort in knowing that we have a team here, just in case.  Our Orthopedic department offers,

  • Expertise: Our hospital is home to nationally recognized experts. We have the areas only complex spine surgeons, pediatric orthopedic oncologists, and orthopedic trauma surgeons.
  • Customized care: Orthopedic treatment is based on your child’s personal growth and developmental milestones because every child’s skeletal maturity is unique.
  • Ortho-on-demand: A walk-in clinic, when your child needs to be seen quickly, you can bring them straight here for their orthopedic care.
  • Advanced treatments: Our surgical techniques are in high demand, we perform ultrasound guided injections for hip, knee and shoulder injury.  We also do cartilage restoration procedures (MACI and OCA) for ACL tears in children.
  • Pediatric rehabilitation center:  We provide access to trained pediatric sports medicine physicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists who care exclusively for children in our dedicated center.

If your child suffers with musculoskeletal disorder, trust the region’s only pediatric orthopedists. Together, our team of physicians has more than 40 years of experience caring for children with specific conditions, including:

General

  • Bone Tumors
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Bones and Trauma Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Congenital Limb Defects 

Back, Spine and Upper Body

  • Back Pain
  • Hand Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Problems
  • Spondylolysis

Hips and Lower Body

  • Club Foot
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Knee Reconstruction 
  • Leg Length Discrepancy

Pediatric Sports Medicine

  • ACL Tears of the Knee (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)
  • Concussion 
  • Tennis, Golf and Little League Elbow
  • Overuse and Repetitive Strain Injury

Our team cares for any injury to the musculoskeletal system. Not only do we provide casting and splinting by skilled professionals, we provide a full range of non-surgical and surgical treatment solutions for all pediatric orthopedic problems.

Non-surgical treatments

Not every injury requires surgery, some minor, and sometimes major, orthopedic conditions can be treated in-office using,

  • Casting and Splints, for sprains, fractures and broken bones.
  • Injections and aspirations, for relief from pain and inflammation.
  • Prescriptions, for bracing, orthotics and medications.
  • Physical therapy, to regain strength, flexibility and function.

Surgical treatments

When surgery is recommended, Children’s Hospital of Georgia is home to the region’s only surgery program dedicated to children. Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons, supported by pediatric anesthesiologists and pediatric certified nurses, provide care to your child in a dedicated pediatric operating room designed for children. We perform:

  • Open surgery, for more complex or complicated procedures where it’s important for a surgeon to see the extent of the injury they are repairing.
  • Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) using orthoscopic and laparoscopic techniques for less pain and faster recovery.
  • Advanced fixation techniques, for broken bones.

Specialized care treatments

We also see patients with more serious conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Over time, we get to know these children like family as we prepare for long-term treatment options.

  • Cancer care, we have a dedicated pediatric oncologist who provides treatment and surgery for musculoskeletal cancer and other cancer-related bone problems.
  • Congenital and developmental musculoskeletal conditions, we offer surgical and nonsurgical treatments for pediatric patients with conditions of the spine, hip, knee, leg and foot. 

We have Child Life Specialists available who will talk to your child and explain their condition so as to help them understand and cope with treatment and care.

 

 

Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

Cearley, David, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Bryan, Cory A, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Allen, Melissa M, MD, MSCR

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

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