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Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
World-renowned Patient Care, Teaching and Research in Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
At Johns Hopkins, our faculty and staff understand the unique needs of children with orthopaedic disorders and provide expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of conditions. Our team conducts research that helps inform our treatment approaches. Among our latest projects is research on identifying risk factors for implant-related fractures, in which the hip was found to have the highest risk. Our experts have also developed a new technique for pelvic fixation during spine surgery. In addition to our research endeavours, our team also takes pride in our educational mission of training future pediatric orthopaedic specialists.
Our growing team includes experts who have a special area of expertise in addition to practicing general orthopaedics.
Conditions We Treat
Pediatric orthopaedics addresses a wide range of needs from genetic conditions to sports injuries and skeletal deformities.
Preparing for Your Visit
Learn what to bring and what to expect during your first appointment with a pediatric orthopaedic specialist.
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Skeletal Reconstruction | Owen's Story
At a very young age, Owen was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that severely affected his bones. Owen had advanced scoliosis and twisting in his legs, knees and feet that made walking challenging.
But Owen’s parents were determined to help their son get the medical care he needed to live a life with fewer limitations. Their search led them to Johns Hopkins where pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Paul Sponseller knew how to approach Owen’s complex condition.
About the Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Johns Hopkins Children's Center offers one of the most comprehensive pediatric medical programs in the country, with more than 92,000 patient visits and nearly 9,000 admissions each year. Johns Hopkins Children Center is consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S.News & World Report. It is Maryland’s largest children’s hospital and the only state-designated Trauma Service and Burn Unit for pediatric patients.
Continuity of Care for Pediatric Patients with Cerebral Palsy
Johns Hopkins orthopaedic surgeon and medical director of the Ortho-Cerebral Palsy program at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Ranjit Varghese understands the importance of timing for treatment of orthopaedic issues related to cerebral palsy. He uses a specialized single-event multilevel surgery (SEMLS) approach to treating children with spastic diplegia, which allows him to create a path of treatment that reduces the total number of procedures a child may need.
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