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Pediatric Orthopedics

US News 2015 Orthopedics "I am grateful I had the surgery
because it changed the way I walk
and changed the way I live."
-Michael Humphries, orthopedic surgery patient

The Pediatric Orthopedics program at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. offers a wide range of pediatric orthopedic services to the Charlotte community and surrounding counties. Our board-certified pediatric orthopedic physicians provide evaluation and treatment for all pediatric musculoskeletal conditions.

We understand that access to care close to home is an important aspect of treating infants, children and adolescents. That's why LCH has recently expanded our pediatric orthopedics at Levine Children's Specialty Centers in Hickory, Gastonia and Ballantyne.

Why Choose Pediatric Orthopedics at Levine?

  • Orthopedic surgeons associated with Levine Children's Hospital have expertise in treating problems related to trauma, infection and sports injuries as well as developmental and chronic problems of the bones and joints.
  • Our pediatric orthopedics team sees patients every day at the Levine Children's Specialty Center at Medical Center Plaza on the Carolinas Medical Center campus. We see patients several days a month at our other pediatric outpatient centers in Hickory, Gastonia and Ballantyne.
  • Our pediatric orthopedists are part of a multidisciplinary team that offers clinics for spina bifida patients.
  • Fracture follow-up clinics are offered every week to patients who were recently seen in our Pediatric Emergency Department. X-rays are available onsite.

Conditions Diagnosed and Treated at Levine Children's Hospital

  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Growth plate fractures
  • Elbow fractures
  • Femur fractures
  • Hand trauma
  • Sports related injuries
  • Cerebral palsy and associated spine and extremity problems
  • Club foot
  • Developmental abnormalities of the upper and lower extremities
  • Developmental hip dysplasia (deformity of the hip that can occur before, during or weeks after birth)
  • Developmental hip dislocations
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Infections
    • Osteomyelitis (bone infection caused by germs entering the body's tissue through an open wound)
    • Septic
  • Limb deficiencies
  • Muscular dystrophies (diseases in which muscles continue to weaken and may slowly stop working)
  • Orthopedic tumors
    • Osteosarcoma (most common type of bone cancer)
  • Scoliosis - idiopathic and congenital (curvature of the spine)
  • Spina bifida (birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings)
  • Spinal deformities

Learn more about Pediatric Orthopedics at Levine Children's Hospital.

To schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric orthopedic specialists at the Levine Children's Specialty Centers you will need a referral from your pediatrician or family doctor. Download a referral form and have your child's doctor fax it to us at 704-381-8871 or call the Children's Specialty Center directly at 704-381-8870 to make an appointment.

Our pediatric orthopedic physicians also see patients at the Children's Specialty Centers in Concord, which is affiliated with Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital. For information on services provided at this location, or to make an appointment, call 704-403-2660.

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