Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Pediatric Orthopaedic Services


Brachial Plexus Conditions

Pediatric Orthopaedics

The Children's Hospital Brachial Plexus Clinic focuses on birth-related and traumatic conditions involving nerves to the upper extremity. Specialty-trained, upper extremity surgeons evaluate children and adolescents presenting with these conditions to determine a treatment plan.

We work with families on the best approach for their child while also contributing to the growing understanding of these conditions within the medical community.

Club Feet and Other Pediatric Foot Deformities

A clubfoot, or congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV) is a congenital deformity involving one foot or both. Without treatment, people with clubfoot often appear to walk on their ankles, or on the sides of their feet. It is a common birth defect, occurring in about one in every 1,000 children. Your child's treatment will be customized to address their individual issues. Most patients can be effectively treated with manipulation, casting, and splinting while others may require surgery.

Bowlegs, Knock-knees and Flat feet

It may be hard to hear that nothing can be done and that time is the best medicine for your child's feet or legs. However, there are many things that you can do. You can build a healthy body by providing good food, plenty of rest, safe places to run and play, and lots of love and attention. Also talk with your child's doctor when you have questions or concerns.
Scoliosis and Other Spinal Deformities

We treat both congenital scoliosis (present from birth) and idiopathic scoliosis (the cause is not known), as well as other types of spinal deformities, including complications from cerebral palsy.

Home Care Instructions for Scoliosis Surgery

Hip Spica Casts and Body Casts

Hip Disorders
We treat a wide range of hip abnormalities, including:

  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Legg-Perthes disease
  • Joint disease and joint-overuse symptoms
  • Acute and degenerative hip conditions 
Sports Injuries
As more and more children play organized sports, sports-related injuries are on the rise. Our team has expertise in treating injuries resulting from trauma as well as overuse. We also focus on systemic and general medical concerns of athletes such as exercise-induced asthma, nutritional guidance, and prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries by using appropriate training therapy methods.

Last Edited: September 8, 2015
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