Children’s Hospital New Orleans Pediatric Orthopaedists
Treatment for infants, children & adolescents
The Orthopaedics Department provides the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for the entire spectrum of orthopedic conditions and disorders in infants, children and adolescents. The providers offer services to patients with congenital and acquired malformations of the musculoskeletal system (clubfoot, congenital dislocation of the hip, Legg-Perthes, cerebral palsy), fractures and their late sequelae and hand injuries. State-of-the-art spine and sports medicine services are also available.
Management expertise includes, but is not limited to:
- Spinal disorders: scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylothesis
- Pediatric/adolescent sports medicine
- Clubfoot and other foot disorders
- Developmental dislocation of the hip
- Limb lengthening
- Musculoskeletal tumors
- Neuromuscular disorders: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy
- Reconstruction of developmental skeletal malformations
- Acquired and congenital hand disorders
- Reconstruction of skeletal malformations resulting from trauma
Because children’s bones differ from adult bones, childhood fractures need specialized care. From the simple fractures that occur as a result of a playground fall to the complicated fractures that may be the result of a motor vehicle accident, our team of providers use a collaborative approach to create a treatment plan that allows each patient to obtain optimal results.
Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity:
The Scoliosis Program at Children’s Hospital evaluates and treats all types of spinal deformities, diseases and injuries including back pain, scoliosis and complex neuromuscular conditions. Our orthopaedic spine specialists treat infants, children, adolescents and young adults with all types of spinal conditions. The goal is to provide the safest, most effective and least-invasive treatment possible. Our specialized critical care unit is available to all patients who undergo a spine related surgical procedure.
Because children’s bones and muscles are different than an adult’s, they respond much differently to injuries, stress, and athletic training. Our program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of young athletes with acute and chronic sports injuries.
Limb Deformity and Reconstruction:
Our providers offer comprehensive care for children from birth to young adulthood with limb deformities while working towards the goal of maximizing function. Conditions treated include congenital deficiencies such as fibular and tibial hemimelia, leg length inequalities, and angular deformities of the extremities caused by growth arrest or trauma.
The orthopaedic oncology team surgically treats the most complex bone tumors including osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma and benign bone tumors of the extremities, spine, and pelvis as well as soft tissue sarcomas including rhabdomyosarcoma, synovial cell sarcoma, and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Treatment includes an array of limb preserving techniques and reconstruction options. The orthopaedic team works closely with the oncologist, therapists and many others to treat the whole patient and not just the tumor.
- William Accousti, MD
- Kristina Balamane, PA-C
- Matthew Cable, MD
- Katheryn Celestin, NP
- R.Carter Clement, III, MD
- Donald Faust, MD
- Katherine Faust, MD
- Dominic Gargiulo, DO
- Katherine Gill, FNP
- Joseph Gonzales, MD
- Michael Heffernan, MD
- Andrew King, MD
- Theresa Lago, PA-C
- Jessica Nguyen, PA-C