What We Treat

As one of the leading pediatric orthopaedic programs in the country, we specialize in medical and surgical treatment for conditions and injuries of the musculoskeletal system— the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves. Specific conditions we treat include:

Upper body

Neck, spine and back

  • Back pain
  • Bone health disorders
  • Burns
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dislocations
  • Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy
  • Fractures
  • Hemophilia
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Musculoskeletal tumors

Lower body

  • Limb length inequality
  • Musculoskeletal tumors
  • Myelodysplasia/spina bifida
  • Nerve injuries
  • Patello-femoral stress syndrome
  • Polydactyly (extra fingers or toes)
  • Overuse injuries
  • Osgood-Schlatters disease
  • Sever's disease
  • Shin splints
  • Short stature syndrome
  • Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Snapping hip
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Syndactyly (finger or toes joined)
  • Tendon lacerations

Services We Offer

Our team works with other specialists so that we can provide individualized care for your child. Treatment will be tailored for your child's needs, and we'll work with you at every stage so you will know what to expect.

  • Adaptive Sports Program: Our Adaptive Sports Program helps children and teens with special needs find a sport they love and can play safely.
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program: Our team offers a full range of treatment options for patients. 
  • Brachial Plexus Program: Our Brachial Plexus Program team works to diagnose brachial plexus injuries early and treat them properly— so your child can have a better recovery.
  • Cerebral Palsy Program: Our cerebral palsy program provides comprehensive, multispecialty care to children and teens with cerebral palsy. 
  • Concussion Program: Our Concussion Program offers a dedicated nurse coordinator to help children and teens get specialist care they need. 
  • Fracture care: We treat more kids with broken bones than any hospital in Georgia. Our team works closely with pediatric radiologists and orthopaedic surgeons who know how to diagnose and treat broken bones in growing bodies.
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Program: Our Hand and Upper Extremity Program combines the expertise of pediatric hand surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, and specialists in sports medicine, orthotics and prosthetics to restore or preserve use of the hand and fingers.
  • Hip Program: We have extensive experience with hip conditions in infants, toddlers and older children —experience that is not likely to be matched at a hospital that treats adults. We are focused on and treating hip issues early in life so that they do not become bigger problems as children grow.
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics: We works with children with physical challenges of the muscles, bones or limbs who may benefit from orthoses or prostheses. 
  • Limb Deficiency Program: The Limb Deficiency Program works with children and teens who have limb loss or who were born with an arm or leg missing. Our team helps fill emotional as well as physical needs.
  • Scoliosis and Spine Program: We offer evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for children and teens with scoliosis, back pain and other conditions of the spine. We perform more posterior spinal fusions than any other pediatric hospital in the U.S. and have the shortest length of stay in the hospital following the surgery.
  • Sports Medicine Program: We combine the expertise of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, primary care physicians, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers. We can help make your young athlete stronger than before the injury. Your child can have a therapist that specializes in his sport.

Our Unique Approach

U.S.News & World Report ranks us among the top pediatric orthopaedic programs in the country. Our program combines the latest proven technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach, making Children’s a top choice for treatment of orthopaedic conditions and injuries.

Meet the team

Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals on the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta team are independent providers and are not our employees.

*U.S.News and World Report

**Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), 2016