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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Specializing in the Treatment of Growing Bones, Joints and Muscles

SLUCare's pediatric orthopedic surgeons specialize in the treatment of growing bones, joints and muscles. Growing bodies have an entirely different set of needs from fully developed bodies. Therefore, children must be treated as more than just small adults. That is why, when it comes to injuries, neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, myelomeningocele and muscular dystrophy, scoliosis and congenital deformities, our pediatric orthopedic specialists are attentive to immediate recovery, as well as future development. Techniques most commonly used to treat these conditions include physical therapy, braces, splints and surgery, when necessary.

Available Services

  • Physical therapy
  • Braces
  • Splints
  • Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Scoliosis
  • Clubfoot and other foot and ankle deformities
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • Brittle-bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta)
  • Limb defects
  • Musculoskeletal infections
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Blount’s disease
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Knee injuries and disorders
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Fractures and broken bones

Our Physicians

Elizabeth Engel, MD

Aki Puryear, MD

Jasmin McGinty, MD

Siva Raju, MD

Shay Hietpas, PA

Emily Massaro, PA

Thomas Topper, PA

Padmini Prabhu, PA

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Our Locations

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
1465 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
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Anderson Hospital
2133 Vadalabene
Maryville, IL 62062
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For more information, visit SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital website.