When your child injures a joint, breaks a bone or is diagnosed with a complex orthopedic condition, our Arkansas pediatric orthopedics specialists provide reassuring, expert care.
The growing skeleton presents challenges when it comes to treating orthopedic and sports-related injuries or conditions. Children can experience injuries and problems with bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves. Treatments must allow children to heal while promoting healthy growth.
The pediatric specialists at Arkansas Children's are specially trained in pediatric orthopedic care and surgery, sports medicine and therapy. All of our doctors completed fellowships and are highly skilled in caring for children from birth through their college years.
We treat simple problems like ankle sprains and minor fractures as well as complex diagnoses such as congenital spinal deformities and knee ligament injuries.
We work hard to provide the most specialized and innovative care in the state and region. Pediatric orthopedics is not just for the young child. It encompasses all phases of orthopedic care from infancy through adolescence and into early adulthood.
The orthopedic care at Arkansas Children's is specifically tailored to take care of your child whether they are a newborn or a senior in high school. All of our physicians have not only completed their medical training to take care of orthopedics but have also completed additional specific subspecialty training within pediatric orthopedics to give your child the most specialized care possible. This includes extra training in pediatric sports medicine, pediatric spine and pediatric fracture care among others.
By working in an integrated system with other pediatric subspecialties, it allows us to provide whole person care. Orthopedic conditions can often affect more than just bone and joints. That is why we created multidisciplinary clinics in brachial plexus, bone dysplasias and bone health and are a part of numerous other multidisciplinary programs.
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This clinic provides specialty medical services for children, adolescents and selected young adults with physical disabilities.
The Rehabilitation and Therapy department at Arkansas Children's evaluates and treats inpatient and outpatients with functional limitations to promote maximum independence and quality of life.
Physical Therapy services at Arkansas Children's are individually tailored to help each client achieve the highest possible level of independence with their mobility.
The Concussion Clinic at ACH offers a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and management of the student athlete who might have sustained a concussion.
Neuromuscular disorders like myopathies, muscular dystrophies, neuropathies and more are treated by specialists in the ACH Neuromuscular Program.
The hand clinic offers services for trauma, congenital and acquired deformities of the hand and upper extremities from simple fractures to complete reconstruction.
The Orthopedic Limb Reconstruction Clinic treats both congenital and acquired conditions related to the bones.
Arkansas Children's Orthopedics offers prenatal consults for pregnant women whose doctor has prenatally diagnosed their child with an orthopedic-related condition.
The Bone and Soft-tissue Tumor Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital provides specialty care for children with cancer of the bone, muscle, or connective tissues.
Arkansas Children's offers orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) services to patients by providing specialized equipment they need to help achieve their own success.
Arkansas Children's Sports Medicine provides treatment and prevention of knee injuries, ACL tears, ankle injuries, labral tears, fractures and more in athletes.
Arkansas Children's offers translation assistance to the hearing impaired as well as non-English speaking patients and families.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs when the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.
Joint sprains occur when ligaments around the bones of a joint stretch or tear. They are caused by sudden trauma such as a fall, twist or blow to the body.
Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of spinal deformity.
Brachial Plexus injuries can begin at birth and cause weakness and/or loss of feeling in the arm.
Pediatric fractures include breaks to one or more of the bones of the arms, legs or torso and often involves injury to the growth plate in children.
The ACL is a ligament that connects the femur to the tibia. ACL tears often lead to instability of the knee.
Congenital hand disorders are rare and are present at birth and include missing fingers, extra fingers and fingers joined together.
Knee injuries such as dislocations and tears can occur in children.
Congenital scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine caused by incomplete formation or separation of the vertebrae.
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The Sports Medicine surgery team at Arkansas Children's is able to perform surgery for ACL tears and respect the growth plate while doing so.
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Local athlete treated at Arkansas Children's Hospital for football related sports injury
Dr. Richard McCarthy performs SHILLA procedure to Arkansas Children's patient.
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