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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:

  • Clubfoot
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
  • Fracture care
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Limping child
  • Sports injuries
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Neuromuscular conditions
    • Arthrogryposis
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Spina Bifida
    • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spinal Deformity
    • Early-Onset Scoliosis (EOS)
    • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
    • Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
    • Congenital Scoliosis
    • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Limb Deformity
    • Tibia Vara (Blount’s disease)
    • Leg-length discrepancies
    • Limb realignment with guided-growth or osteotomies
  • Pediatric limb deficiencies and amputees
    • Upper and lower extremity amputation revisions or reconstructions
    • Proximal femoral focal deficiency
    • Fibular hemimelia
    • Tibial hemimelia

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.

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.