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  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Christian’s Story

Christian endured seven surgeries in one year to correct his misaligned spine and along the way became a N.C. Children’s Hospital superstar.

Orthopedic surgery.

Pediatric Orthopaedics

UNC Children’s pediatric orthopaedics program is among the strongest in the state of North Carolina and recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best on its annual “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” list. If your child has a congenital or acquired musculoskeletal problem, you can count on our board-certified pediatric orthopaedists to provide a prompt, accurate diagnosis and work with you to develop a plan of care tailored to his or her specific challenges.

From the tiniest baby to the young adult, we offer the latest in sophisticated surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Contact us to learn more.

Conditions We Treat

With decades of combined experience, our team specializes in the treatment of multiple congenital and developmental disorders, as well as injuries, including:

  • Congenital anomalies (also called birth defects)
    • Clubfoot
    • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Arthrogryposis (a severe form of clubfoot)
    • Spina bifida o Muscular dystrophy
    • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental disorders
    • Spinal deformities such as scoliosis
    • Tibia vara (Blout’s disease or extreme bow legs)
    • Slipped epiphysis
    • Perthes (avascular necrosis of the femoral head)
    • Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
    • Growth problems like differences in leg length
  • Trauma and sports-related injuries

Coordinated, Multidisciplinary Care

Many conditions that affect your child’s bones and muscles affect other areas or systems, as well. Should your child have additional medical needs, we work closely with colleagues in UNC Children’s other pediatric specialties, so you’ll have complete access to the full range of services provided by one of the country’s preeminent academic medical center.

You’ll get seamless care from multiple specialists, because UNC Children’s providers work together to provide the best treatment for your child’s condition in one location. And because you can see different specialists on the same day, you’ll spend less time going back and forth for appointments.

Make an Appointment

Call 919-962-6637 to make an appointment with one of UNC Children’s pediatric orthopaedic specialists.