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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Our Approach

The skilled orthopedic surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Georgia provide surgical care for children of all ages from newborn babies and toddlers to children, adolescents, teens and young adults up to age 21.

We are the only area hospital with an orthopedic surgery program dedicated to treating musculoskeletal trauma, spine problems, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital diseases in children.

Our multidisciplinary surgical team include pediatric orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, and certified nurses, who perform surgery in operating rooms designated just for children.

If your child has an injury that affects normal movement and function, it is critical to receive care from a pediatric orthopedist. We design individualized treatment plans for each child because every child’s skeletal maturity is unique to them and is based on their own personal growth and developmental milestones.

Our orthopedic surgeons see patients for:

  • Bone cancers and tumors
  • Brachial plexus palsy
  • Broken bones
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Club foot
  • Congenital limb defects
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Knee reconstruction
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Spine problems
  • Spondylolysis
  • Other conditions

Sometimes your child might be having a difficult time dealing with an injury or condition.  Child Life Specialists  are available for them to talk to and will help them understand and cope with their diagnosis and treatment.

Our orthopedic surgeons are trained to perform surgeries on pediatric patients. Depending on the type of surgery your child needs, surgeons are trained to perform,

  • Open surgeries: For more complex surgeries such as placing pins or bracing bones.
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS): Some procedures may be performed using arthroscopic surgeries, which have smaller incisions and less scarring and pain.
  • Cancer Surgery: When patients have musculoskeletal tumors, we offer the area’s only pediatric orthopedic oncologist who specializes in surgical care of children with both malignant and benign tumors. We provide an entire team of cancer experts, as well as cancer research and clinical trials for patients.

Post-surgical support care

Following surgery, our patients will be seen by specially trained therapists who care exclusively for children in a dedicated pediatric rehabilitation center where they will be able to regain function and mobility.

 

Our Providers

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

Hatley, Robyn M, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Walters, Kenneth, MD

Pediatric Surgery

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