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Pediatric Orthopedics

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's

Specialty care for bone defects or genetic-related bone diseases

A child may be born with a congenital bone disease that requires the expertise of a board-certified pediatric orthopedic specialist skilled in diagnosing and treating such conditions, or a child’s growing bones may encounter developmental or musculoskeletal conditions that require orthopedic expertise as well, such as bone fractures that result from sports injuries.

The nature of bone disease is often complex, so pediatric orthopedic specialists collaborate with other experts at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's to ensure the best care for your child. These may include caregivers in rehabilitation services, including physical therapy and occupational therapy. They may also work with other medical and surgical specialists, such as neurologists or neurosurgeons if the brain or spine is involved.


Conditions we treat

Not only do our pediatric orthopedists provide unrivaled, compassionate treatment of routine cases, such as hip dysplasia or fractures, but they have broad-ranging experience in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of rare and unusual childhood orthopedic problems.

Treatment may include minimally invasive and/or traditional surgical techniques.

  • Bone-related cancers, including Ewing's sarcoma
  • Bone infections
  • Bowed legs
  • Foot deformities, including club feet
  • Hip disorders
  • Hand-related injuries and defects
  • Knock-knees
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Nonmalignant bone tumors
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
  • Perthes
  • Plica syndrome
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Spinal deformities, including scoliosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Syndactyly
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Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons accept patients based upon physician referral.

Multispecialty clinics for complex orthopedic conditions

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's offers subspecialty clinics in scoliosis and multispecialty clinics in cerebral palsy and spina bifida. The multispecialty clinics are characterized by a multispecialty team effort that includes not only orthopedics but rehabilitation, urology and pediatric neurosurgery as required.

  • Specialized care for fractures

    When children are seen at an after-hours clinic or an emergency room with a fracture, they can be referred to our fracture clinic to be evauluated by fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Treatment may include closed treatment procedures under sedation or formal orthopedic surgery.

    The fracture clinic is held a Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center - Temple.

One of the few orthopedic centers in the nation to offer rotationplasty

A serious complication of pediatric sarcoma is the loss of a limb. At Baylor Scott & White Roney Bone and Joint Institute, we offer rotationplasty, an advanced treatment option for improving functionality after amputation.

Rotationplasty is a complec surgical procedure in which a portion of a limb is surgically removed and a section of the remaining limb is rotated 180 degrees and reattached.

Benefits of rotationplasty over straight amputation include:

  • Functioning joint at knee
  • Greater participation in sports and other activities
  • Fewer lifelong limitations
  • Better quality of life
  • Less follow-up time spent in hospitals
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