Treating the Growing Bodies of Children and Adolescents
Is something preventing your child from growing properly? Whether your child has a broken arm, sports-related injury or a complex spinal condition, you can count on receiving state-of-the-art care, blended with compassion and kindness by the Tulane pediatric orthopedic team.
Treating the growing bones of children is vastly different than treating adults. Not only are children’s bones and joints still developing and changing, but you must consider each child’s unique activity levels along with their physical and emotional needs.
-Dr. Stephen Heinrich, pediatric orthopedic surgeon
Advanced Treatment for Orthopedic Injuries and Disorders
Tulane’s pediatric orthopedic team is a leader in providing care for complex musculoskeletal disorders, as well as common childhood injuries. Some of the common conditions affecting growing bones, joints and muscles they treat include:
- Benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors
- Broken bones and fractures
- Growth plate injuries
- Hand and arm problems
- Hip dysplasia
- Ligament injuries
- Knee problems including Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Leg and foot disorders such as clubfoot and leg discrepancy
- Musculo-skeletal disorders
- Scoliosis and other spinal conditions
- Sports Injuries
- Sprains and strains
Specialized Care Your Child Deserves
Tulane’s multidisciplinary team is one of the largest in the New Orleans area and consists of orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, nurses, casting specialists and physical and occupational therapists. Together, the team creates a care-plan for each patient that may include physical therapy, medication or surgery. Common treatment options include:
- Physical and occupational therapy
Convenient Location and Easy Access
Sprains, strains and broken bones often happen in the evening and on weekends. Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children’s pediatric ER is conveniently located at I-10 and Clearview Parkway and is open 24/7 to care for your child. ER physicians, along with pediatric orthopedic specialists, see patients in the ER, and further care is available on an outpatient basis at the Tulane Lakeside Orthopaedic Clinic. The clinic is conveniently located in the medical office building next to the hospital and offers Saturday appointments.
Tulane Lakeside Orthopaedic Clinic
4720 S. I-10 Service Rd. W, Suite 301
Metairie, LA 70001
Call (504) 988-8010 to schedule an appointment.