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Pediatric orthopedics

From birth through the adolescent years, Summa Health System has the expertise and skill to enhance your child’s quality of life.

Children are subject to unique injuries to their bones because of a structure known as a growth plate. Injury to this structure – a growth plate fracture – can result in shortening or angular deformity of the arm or leg. With the congenital conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, such as clubfoot and developmental hip dysplasia, and all the fractures that can be potentially experienced throughout life, Summa Health System surgeons can treat your child with care and compassion. 

With more children playing sports at a younger age and doing so on a year-round basis, they are susceptible to overuse injuries. Many of these conditions can be prevented or treated with proper training and stretching.

Through the Summa Center for Sports Health, board-certified sports medicine physicians specialize in the diagnosis and non-operative treatment of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries as well as traumatic brain injury and concussion management.

Adolescents playing sports are experiencing injuries that require reconstructive surgery. Summa Health System surgeons can perform multi-ligament reconstructions, including:

• Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
• Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
• Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
• Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)

We can also repair meniscal tears and osteochondritis dissecans.

Summa Health System surgeons have the technical expertise to perform surgery in a way that may allow their patients to be back on the field sooner than ever before. 

And the beauty of Summa Health System is that as your children’s transition into adulthood, their orthopedic medical care can seamlessly transition to one of our other specialists. There is no need to transfer to an entirely different practice.

Schedule an appointment online or call (888) 826-0539.