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Pediatric Orthopaedics

Our Pediatric Center treats the growing skeleton of a child, from birth through adolescent years, as a unique developmental process. Our team of medical professionals approach this sub-specialty of orthopaedic medicine with a special focus on procedures that will yield the best outcomes in pediatric growth, development and function. Neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida are frequently associated with joint contractures, joint dislocations, foot deformities, scoliosis, and walking difficulties in children. Pediatric orthopaedic treatment may correct these problems and offer the possibility of significant improvement in patient independence and quality of life. Genetic conditions such as Down syndrome and Marfan syndrome are frequently associated with musculoskeletal problems that can be successfully treated with pediatric orthopaedic intervention.

The challenges our physicians and support team embrace often impact the quality of a child’s life over his or her lifetime, and that of their parents. Their efforts strive to produce results that will improve both the quality of a child’s life and their independence.

Our expertise includes treating childhood disorders of growth and development affecting the skeleton, muscles and joints by applying an understanding of normal development patterns to recognize, diagnose and treat abnormal conditions and deformities.

Where surgical intervention is called for, minimally invasive procedures are used to improve results and minimize psychological and physical trauma to the child.

Pediatric Conditions We See & Treat

Conditions managed through specialized surgical procedures and techniques include: 

  • Upper and lower extremity problems and deformities
  • Stabilization of Fractures (Including Growth Plate Fractures)
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee, and Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Spinal Fusion – Scoliosis and Kyphosis
  • ACL Reconstruction (Including Open Growth Plate Techniques
  • Meniscus Repair
  • MPFL Reconstructions
  • Drilling – Stabilization of Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) Lesions
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Tarsal Coalitions – Accessory Navicular Excision
  • Ganglion Cyst Excision
  • Arthroscopic TFCC Repair
  • Reconstruction for Hip Dysplasia and Dislocations
  • Joint contractures resulting from Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Limb Lengthening – Taylor Spatial Frame, PRECICE Nail
  • Growing Rods for Juvenile Scoliosis

Conditions managed through nonsurgical treatments include:

  • Ponseti Clubfoot Treatment
  • Fractures (Including Growth Plate Fractures)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) Lesions
  • Torticollis
  • Birth injuries
  • Joint Dislocations
  • Pars Defect (Spondylolysis)
  • Congenital Hip Dysplasia
  • Casting Infantile Scoliosis
  • Bracing Scoliosis
  • Bracing Kyphosis

To request an appointment

To request an appointment with our office, please call (256) 539-2728 or complete our online appointment request form.

COVID-19  and our commitment to you

TOC cares.

Your health is a very important part of your life. In trying times like this, we are faced with many uncertainties. But one certain thing is that TOC is here and committed to the safety and orthopaedic needs of our patients.

We have been paying close attention to COVID-19 (“Coronavirus Disease 2019). As news and information regarding Coronavirus is rapidly changing, it’s our promise to keep you informed and be here for you every step of the way. We encourage you to contact your TOC location to reschedule your appointment if you:

Everyone can take precautions against the spread of Coronavirus, including:

Read more about Steps to Prevent Illness from the CDC here