Carolinas HealthCare System

Shoulder, Arm and Neck Conditions

Levine Children’s Hospital Pediatric Orthopedics Program in Charlotte, NC treats developmental conditions of the upper extremities (shoulder, arm and neck) in infants, children and adolescents. Since these children are still growing, the care of their muscles, bones, joints and tendons needs to be tailored to their specific needs. The pediatric orthopedic specialists and multidisciplinary team at Levine Children’s Hospital have the training and expertise to diagnose and treat young patients. Through diagnostic imaging and physical examination, the physicians will determine how best to treat developmental conditions of the shoulder, arm and neck. We offer medical, non-surgical and surgical treatments options.

Common Upper Extremity Developmental Conditions

Common developmental conditions treated include:

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis – an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the joints
  • Cerebral palsy – a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement and motor skills
  • Limb lengthening discrepancy
  • Muscular dystrophy – a genetic disorder that gradually weakens the body’s muscles
  • Shoulder dystocia

Your child’s doctor may refer you to see a pediatric orthopedic specialist, or you can schedule an appointment with us directly by calling 704-381-8840.