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Our pediatric orthopedic doctors at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine are the region's experts in providing evaluation and treatment for pediatric orthopedic injuries and conditions.

Pediatric orthopedic doctors are medical specialists who have an understanding of the pediatric musculoskeletal system and how it differs from an adult's bones and joints. They are focused on the health and well-being of pediatric patients and have extensive experience in the many injuries and conditions that could affect them. A skilled pediatric doctor uses their specialized knowledge in order to assess, diagnose, and treat young patients so they can return to a better quality of life.

When It's Time to See a Pediatric Orthopedic Doctor

Being aware of certain symptoms is important because if your child's pediatric orthopedic issue can be diagnosed and treated early on, it will help to avoid further damage and pain in the future. Sharing this information with your doctor allows them to provide your child with the best care. If any of the following symptoms sound familiar, your child may have damaged a joint or the surrounding tissues:

  • Inability to walk or move due to severe pain
  • Limited range of motion in the affected joint
  • Numbness or tingling 
  • Pain and swelling in the affected joint
  • Severe bruising 

These symptoms often correspond to a more serious medical condition or injury, such as:

  • Bowlegs
  • Clubfoot
  • Deformities (limb or spinal)
  • Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Traumatic injuries

Our pediatric orthopedic doctors understand that pain can have a major effect on your child's lifestyle and keep them from performing routine, everyday activities. To schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric orthopedic doctors, please call (740) 788-9220 or request an appointment online

Our pediatric orthopedic specialists also understand that some injuries require prompt evaluation, which is why we are proud to offer same-day appointments. To schedule a same-day appointment, please call our office before 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Keeping You Active at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine

Finding a doctor who can expertly diagnose and treat your child's pain is one of the most important decisions you will make regarding their care.

Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, Edward L. Westerheide, M.D., Brad L. Bernacki, M.D., and Alex Tancevski, M.D., are specialty-trained in diagnosing and treating a variety of pediatric orthopedic injuries and conditions. Our doctors always strive to find a conservative treatment for your child first before recommending surgery. However, if surgery is the best option, our surgeons have extensive experience in performing many state-of-the-art surgical procedures. Our surgeons are dedicated to providing compassionate, expert orthopedic care to get your child moving and keep them active.

Taking a team approach, our pediatric orthopedic surgeons work closely with our specialty-trained therapy team. Our physical therapists provide expert rehabilitation services and will tailor a treatment plan to your child's individual needs in order to restore function and get them back to the life they love.

To schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric orthopedic surgeons, please request an appointment online or call (740) 788-9220.