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Medical School The University of Texas Health Science Center
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
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Speciality: Pediatric Orthopedics

PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS

At Optim Orthopedics, our multi-specialty approach to comprehensive orthopedic care is designed to offer specialized inpatient and outpatient services to children of all ages. Our outpatient facilities offer on-site radiology and casting services. Our team of fellowship-trained professionals has expertise across various specialties to ensure holistic orthopedic care for our patients. Our treatment options span from physical therapy, bracing, and casting to minimally invasive procedures, arthroscopic surgery, and more intensive surgical interventions as needed for our patients.

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You can be sure your child will get the best possible care from a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic specialists with the expertise and resources to diagnose and treat the entire range of congenital and hereditary orthopedic disorders.

 

Our care goes beyond healing fractures. We also treat developmental issues, such as hip dysplasia and dislocation, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, and other orthopedic conditions. We specialize in surgical reconstruction and cast management in case of trauma to the hands and arms, as well as congenital deformities, cysts, masses and nerve issues. Our physicians work closely with therapists and casting and splint experts.

ELBOW CONDITIONS

Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow

Medial Apophysitis (Little Leaguer’s 10 Elbow)

Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow

HAND CONDITIONS

Ganglion Cysts of the Hand

Polydactyly of the Hand

Trigger Digit

HIP AND THIGH CONDITIONS

Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)

Pediatric Femoral Fractures

Perthes Disease

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

KNEE CONDITIONS

Meniscus Tear

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee

Patellar Tracking Disorder

SHOULDER CONDITIONS

Burners and Stingers

Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder Instability

SPINE CONDITIONS

Coccydynia

Kyphosis

Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)

Scoliosis

Spondylolisthesis

Spondylosis

FOOT, ANKLE AND LOWER LEG CONDITIONS
Accessory Navicular Problems

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

Clubfoot (Talipes Equinovarus)

PEDIATRIC PROCEDURES

Ankle Fracture Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Release (Open Technique)

Internal Screw Fixation for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)

ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® RetroScrew)

Arthroscopy

Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication

Loose Body Removal (Knee)

Join Injections (Therapeutic, Shoulder)

Subacromial Injection

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Our board certified and fellowship trained team or orthopedic pediatric  surgeons provide the most comprehensive care in the region.

WHAT MAKES AN PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY PROGRAM UNIQUE

Kids’ bones grow. That’s why, when it comes to kids, pediatric orthopedic specialists and surgeons are so important—the way they care for kids today has to anticipate not only where they are now, but where they’ll be five or ten years down the road.

Our team understands kids’ growth and developmental stages, and we design each pediatric orthopedic procedure and rehabilitation plan with an eye toward how each child will grow. For complex patients with long-term needs, we offer continuity of care into young adulthood and help them transition to an adult provider when they’re ready.

No matter if your child has a broken arm, a sport-related injury or a complex spine condition, rest assured they will receive state-of-the-art care administered with compassion and kindness.

From congenital differences to sports injuries and pediatric orthopedic conditions, it doesn’t matter what we’re seeing a patient for, we always put them first. We work hard to address your concerns and make sure the treatment plan is clear to you and your family.

GREG KOLOVICH, MD - Foot & Ankle
AMIR SHAHIEN, MD - Sports Medicine
THOMAS ALEXANDER, MD - Sports Medicine
MARK KAMALESON, MD - General Orthopedics
DAVID PALMER, MD - Sports Medicine
CHRISTOPHER NICHOLSON - Foot & Ankle
GEORGE SUTHERLAND, MD - Sports Medicine

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