Treatments and Procedures
ACDF surgery in children and adolosecents, short for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, is a neck surgery intended to relieve neck or arm pain from pinched nerves. It involves removing a disc from the neck that is either degenerative or herniated.
ACL Injury Prevention Screening
ACL injury prevention screening is a biomechanical motion analysis test performed to identify level of risk for an ACL or other lower extremity injury.
EOS Imaging System
An EOS imaging system is a form of X-ray that creates a 3-D image of the body.
When children have a discrepancy in the length of their legs, the problems often persist or worsen over time as the child grows. One method for treating a severe leg length discrepancy is known as epiphysiodesis. This surgical procedure involves halting the growth of the longer leg in order to allow the shorter leg to “catch up” over time.
Fracture care refers to a wide range of treatments that can be used to mend broken bones, or fractures. This involves both immediate treatment to stabilize the bone and any rehabilitation that may be needed after the fracture has healed.
Growing Rods Surgery
Scoliosis is a disease that causes a curved spine and other deformities in children. Growing rods surgery is a procedure that’s used to treat scoliosis and minimize its progression.
For children who develop certain problems with their limbs, such as bowlegs, knock-knees and others, treatment can often be difficult and invasive. Guided growth surgery is a less invasive procedure that uses plates and screws to correct the problems gradually over time with hardware that guides the growth of the limbs, but is still flexible to allow things to move and change gradually with time.
Hip Surgery: Closed and Open Reduction of Developmental Hip Dislocations
Closed (no incision) and open (with an incision) reductions are used to put the hip back in the socket in young children.
Hip Surgery: Surgical Dislocation of the Hip
A surgical hip dislocation is a controlled, and safe, method of surgically removing the hip from it’s socket (acetabulum). This allows access to the hip joint to treat a variety of hip problems.
Ilizarov treatment/technique is a method used for correcting unequal or deformed limbs. It can also prevent amputation in some instances. It’s used to treat problems ranging from growth plate fractures to congenital limb deformities to broken bones that didn’t heal properly.
Pelvic and Femoral Osteotomies
The acetabulum is the curved part of the pelvis that forms the hip socket and accepts the head of the femur bone. In most cases, these two bones fit together well. If something is causing the femur to pop loose or not rotate well in the socket, then a pelvic and femoral osteotomy may be the procedures needed to fix the problem.
Ponseti Method for Clubfoot Corrections
The most common method of treating clubfeet in newborns. It involves using manual manipulation of the feet, casting and bracing to correct clubfeet and prevent their recurrence without major reconstructive surgery.
PRECICE Nail for Limb Lengthening
The PRECICE nail is a magnetic lengthening nail that is used for correction of limb length discrepancies and deformity.
A scoliosis brace is a non-surgical treatment for scoliosis, or curvature of the spine. It consists of a plastic jacket that wraps around the torso, stretching from the arms to the hips. Straps keep the brace in place as it works at straightening the spine or preventing the curve from getting worse.
Spinal Fusion Surgery
Spinal fusion surgery helps to stop the progression of curving of the spine, known as scoliosis. The surgery helps to not only straighten the curve, but can improve children’s posture, fit of clothing, prevent back pain, and minimize other side effects of scoliosis.
Taylor Spatial Frame™
The Taylor Spatial Frame is a medical device known as a circular external fixator. It’s a device that surrounds the leg or arm and gradually increases the length of the extremity in addition to correcting deformity.
Therapeutic Joint Injections
Therapeutic joint injections are a pain-reducing treatment for arthritis. They involve injecting a steroid directly into the painful joint in order to reduce pain and swelling.
Tommy John Surgery
The ulnar collateral ligament is the ligament located inside the elbow. If the ligament becomes torn, such as with pitching or other athletic endeavors, the surgery to repair it is known as Tommy John surgery.