The Orthopaedic Program at Children's has provided the following resources for your family. Here you can read other orthopaedic patients' stories and see where Children's has been featured in local and national media.

Patient Stories

Get to know the stories of some of our courageous patients, like Natalie:

Natalie Swords  Natalie Swords wouldn’t let pain slow her down. It was not long until it was apparent the therapy was working and she no longer needed to run wearing a brace. 

In the News

Bringing injured arms back to life
Watch how the Children's team used a novel procedure to help Jake Griffin rebound from a brachial plexus injury.

Swaddling 101: How to wrap your baby correctly
Watch how the Children's team teaches a new mom how to safely swaddle her baby.

  • Mandatory concussion baseline test beneficial to young athletes
    March 18, 2014
    William Primos, M.D., encourages parents to take children to the doctor after they are hit in the head.  The Georgia Youth Concussion law is playing a role in the treatment of these head injuries.  

    More than just football
    February 28, 2014
    Our sports medicine physicians are treating young athletes for concussions in more sports than just football. David Marshall, M.D., explains that athletes like soccer players are just as susceptible to serious head injuries. 

    Children's Athletic Trainer Delivers Baby
    January 27, 2014
    Jeffery Paul, D.C., A.T.C., C.S.C.S., delivered his own baby girl on I-75 in Atlanta during rush hour traffic.

    How to Keep Your Kids Safe in Sports
    September 15, 2013
    David Marshall, M.D., Medical Director of our Sports Medicine Program and a dad, shares his top tips to protect young athletes from injuries.

    Report: Sports injuries put over 1 million kids in ER
    August 3, 2013
    A new report found a child is brought to an emergency room every 25 seconds for a sports-related ailment. Concussions account for 12 percent of cases, but knee injuries are also common, especially in young girls. 

    Heavy Backpacks Filled with Back Pain Dangers
    July 30, 2013
    David Marshall, M.D., Medical Director of the Children's Sports Medicine Program shares tips to help protect your child's back as he heads back to school this year.

    Sports Injuries and Prevention
    February 7, 2013
    Diane King, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., A.T.C, discusses how to avoid injury overuse at "The Doctors Roundtable". She also touches on topics such as proper equipment, heat illness and nutrition.

    Ties that Bind
    September 24, 2012
    For Children's physical therapists Jill Reyes and Julie Johnson, friendship is good therapy. Ths story of how a shared love of physical therapy, soccer and helping kids brought these two together.

    Should parents say no to football?
    August 23, 2012
    David Marshall, M.D., Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Program, discusses the rise of concussions among football players and what leagues are doing to reduce injury risks to players.

    Help your kids prevent back pain
    August 16, 2012

    David Marshall, M.D., Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Program, explains how your child should pack and wear his backpack.

    Teen girls suffer more knee injuries than boys
    August 6, 2012
    Clifton Willimon, M.D., Medical Director of Orthopaedic Quality and Outcomes creates a new ACL for Diarra Oden after she tears hers playing basketball.

    Children's Physical Therapist helps train Olympic hopefuls
    June 12, 2012
    Skippy Mattson has a long and distinguished swimming career, and she gives back to the sport and the community in numerous ways.

    Atlanta Public Schools requiring concussion testing all student athletes
    May 23, 2012
    David Marshall, M.D., Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Program speaks about the importance of baseline concussion testing for young athletes.