Pediatric Orthopedic Care

Pediatric Orthopedic Care

At IBJI, we treat every child and teen with specialized pediatric orthopedic care in a compassionate environment

Each year, we care for thousands of young patients with orthopedic concerns, from minor sports injuries like sprains and concussions to more serious musculoskeletal ailments like fractures and torn ligaments.

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If this is a medical emergency, dial 911 immediately or visit one of IBJI’s OrthoAccess Immediate Care locations.

Why Should My Child See a Specialist for Pediatric Orthopedic Care?

Pediatric orthopedic specialists are trained to diagnose and treat conditions and injuries to a child’s joints, bones, or muscles.

Whether your child has a sprained ankle, broken bone, difficulty walking, or congenital abnormality, IBJI’s experts in orthopedics for kids are here to help.

IBJI’s specially-trained pediatric orthopedic physicians, nurses, and staff collaborate to diagnose, treat, and manage any problem with a child’s small joints or growing bones and muscles. Our experts will create a personalized care plan to help your child heal, so they can get back to being a kid.

IBJI’s Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons

The fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons and caring staff at IBJI have extensive experience and advanced knowledge in orthopedics for kids and teens.

Conditions, Disorders, and Injuries

The pediatric orthopedics team at IBJI understands the many causes of pain and dysfunction that impact children and teens. They will provide a comprehensive exam to diagnose your child's injury or condition and put them on a path to healing.

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Animal Bites
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arthritis: Juvenile
  • Back Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy
  • Burns
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Congenital Disorders
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Dislocations
  • Elbow Fractures
  • Foot Injuries
  • Forearm Fractures
  • Gait Abnormalities
  • Growth Plate Fractures and Injuries
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Injuries
  • Hemangioma
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • Immune Diseases
  • Infections: Bone
  • Infections: Joint
  • Infections: Muscles
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Limb Deformities
  • Limb Length Discrepancy
  • Limping
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondroma
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Painful Joints
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rickets
  • Rolled Ankle
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Strained Ankle
  • Tendonitis
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Wrist Injuries

Pediatric Orthopedic Services and Treatments

IBJI’s pediatric orthopedic specialists receive training in advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments. They will work with you to develop a care plan that treats your child’s condition or injury while considering their personal needs and daily activities.

How to Help Your Child Get Healthy and Reduce the Risk of Injury

Lynn Gettleman Chehab, MD, MPH, Diplomate ABOM

IBJI is committed to treating patients when problems arise and helping patients live better, healthier lives to prevent injuries in the future.

Led by Dr. Lynn Gettleman Chehab, a pediatrician, public health specialist, and certified weight-management physician, IBJI’s OrthoHealth program is designed to meet patients and their families where they are and tailor an individualized plan focusing on reasonable, sustainable changes that help optimize their long-term health.

FAQs About Pediatric Orthopedics

What’s the Difference Between a Pediatrician and a Pediatric Orthopedic Doctor?

A pediatrician is a general practitioner who cares for kids and babies, handling many conditions. Pediatric orthopedic doctors are specialists who treat injuries and diseases that affect kids’ joints, muscles, and bones. They provide treatments like casts and braces and can perform surgery, so a child’s pediatrician may refer their patient for orthopedic care when needed.

What Are the Benefits of Having Your Child See an Orthopedic Surgeon Trained Specifically in Treating Kids?

Pediatric orthopedic surgeons receive advanced training in surgical techniques appropriate for kids’ developing bones, joints, and muscles. At IBJI, our fellowship-trained surgeons specialize in state-of-the-art technology and minimally-invasive techniques to help kids heal and recover quickly and effectively.

How Do You Know If Your Child Needs Care From a Pediatric Orthopedist?

If your child sustains an injury during sports or an accident or suffers from a musculoskeletal condition, they should see a specialist in pediatric orthopedics.

When Should a Child Get an Injury Screening?

If your child has experienced a minor injury or is at risk for one, they can benefit from an injury screening. IBJI provides complimentary injury evaluations at all our physical therapy locations.

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What Is the Age Range for Pediatric Orthopedics Patients?

Pediatric orthopedics focuses on treating the joints, ligaments, and bones in children ranging from newborn babies to teenagers.

Related Resources

Check out this collection of videos for more information about some of the most common problems diagnosed and treated by IBJI’s pediatric orthopedic specialists and surgeons.

Why Choose IBJI’s Pediatric Orthopedic Team

Why Choose IBJI’s Pediatric Orthopedic Team

IBJI’s fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic doctors provide a comprehensive range of treatments and procedures for young patients. Our team’s success is based on an in-depth understanding of kids’ developing bones and joints and the best treatments and procedures to help them heal and grow.

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  • Get Orthopedic Care for Your Child

    Kids have unique needs. Our pediatric orthopedic specialists are dedicated to providing personalized care for all children and teens.

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