Jill Caplan Flanagan, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon





Jill Flanagan, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgeon at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She received additional training in Baltimore, Md., at Sinai Hospital at the International Center for Limb Lengthening. Dr. Flanagan is trained in advanced techniques and technologies, such as using the Taylor Spatial Frame, TL-Hex frame and Precice nail. Her expertise in limb lengthening has led to invitations from the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course to teach others how to perform limb lengthening surgeries.

In addition to her limb deformity and limb lengthening practice, Dr. Flanagan has a keen interest in helping children with osteogenesis imperfecta and their families. She has a large clinical practice, and fosters a holistic and multidisciplinary approach when caring for these patients.

While Dr. Flanagan has interest in the entire spectrum of pediatric orthopedic surgery, her areas of focus include limb deformity and limb lengthening, osteogenesis imperfecta, trauma (treatment of broken bones) and promoting good bone health. Dr. Flanagan is also a consulting associate for the Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two sons.


Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Childrens at Meridian Mark, 5445 Meridian Mark Rd NE Ste 250
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 1400 Tullie Road NE 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30329
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Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

1181 Langford Drive, Bldg 200 Suite 101
Watkinsville, GA 30677
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Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Childrens at Marietta, 175 White St NW Ste 200
Marietta, GA 30060
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Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Childrens at Old Milton Parkwy, 3300 Old Milton Pkwy Ste 310
Alpharetta, GA 30005
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Focus of Practice

  • Limb deformity
  • Limb lengthening
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta

Areas of Interest

  • Complex limb deformity
  • Limb-lengthening surgeries
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta and bone health
  • Knock knees and bowlegs

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Planning Committee and Board of Specialties
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, Board Member, Member at Large and Education Committee
  • American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, Membership Committee
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society

Research Interests

Multicenter review of external fixator pin site infections, Multicenter review of limb deformity, Evaluating changes in growth velocity with treatment of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta


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If you’ve seen Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets, or spent time on the internet, you know social media can be a not-so-nice place. We know people on a mission to change that. From neurosurgeons and nurses to patient care techs and therapy dog handlers, we surprised different members of Children’s staff with the kind and heartwarming words we found on our social pages, straight from the keyboards of our patients and families.

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Meet Dr. Flanagan

Jill Flanagan, MD, is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Flanagan was able to use an internal lengthening device to gradually lengthen Caleb's leg. Caleb was born with a condition known as fibular hemimelia. Watch Caleb's story.

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Georgia 4-Year-Old Thrives Despite More Than 100 Bone Breaks

Easton Elrod doesn't so much walk as glide into Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. That is his M.O., he pushes on. The same way he's pushed through more than 100 broken bones.

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4 Activities That Could Land Your Child In The Hospital

"As a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with more than 2,000 surgeries under her belt, Dr. Jill Flanagan knows how easy it is for blissful playtime to turn into tears and cast time. She reccommends keeping these helpful tips in mind as your little ones play on playgrounds and in backyards."

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Summer Travel Hacks

Chances are, some of your best family stories involve childhood memories of traveling on vacation. Whether you're traveling by car or by plane, Dr. Jill Flanagan discusses a few safety tips to keep in mind.

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Georgia Boy Undergoes Leg-lengthening Surgery

Clark Jeffers uses an external fixator to help lengthen his right leg. Dr. Flanagan talks about Clark’s limb lengthening surgeries and his journey.

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Easton's Story

Easton Brown suffered a femur fracture after falling through an unsupported attic. Thanks to Dr. Flanagan's skill and expertise, Easton is now back to being a healthy, active seven year old.

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