Jill Caplan Flanagan, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon





Dr. Flanagan is dedicated to providing compassionate and quality care to your children. As a mother, Dr. Flanagan feels that she has a keen appreciation of the emotional demands that a family endures when treating a child with an orthopaedic condition. She believes in a team approach with the patient, family and doctor, all collaborating together to make a decision with regards to treatment.

When asked, “What do you want your patients and families to know about you?” Dr. Flanagan responded, “I love treating children, I love crazy socks and I’m still a Washington Redskins fan.”

Dr. Flanagan is fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. She has also received extra training in Baltimore, Md., at Sinai Hospital, learning the most advanced techniques of limb deformity and lengthening at the International Center for Limb Lengthening. She is trained in the use of the Taylor Spatial Frame, TL-Hex frame and precise lengthening nail. She has also been invited back as faculty to teach others how to perform limb lengthening surgeries at the renowned Baltimore Limb Deformity Course.

While Dr. Flanagan has interest in the entire spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic surgery, her specialties include limb deformity (correcting crooked limbs), limb lengthening (lengthening and reconstructing legs that are short) and osteogenesis imperfecta.

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


Childrens Physician Group Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

5445 Meridian Mark Rd NE, Ste 250
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Judson L Hawk Jr MD Clinic for Children

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

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta and bone health
  • Reconstruction of complex limb deformity
  • Limb lengthening and reconstruction

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
  • American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society

Research Interests

Radiation exposure in children with osteogenesis imperfecta, growth velocity changes after reconstructing limbs in osteogenesis imperfecta, postoperative pain management with minimal narcotic use, Involved in a multi-center pin site infection study for patients with external fixators


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"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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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.