Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at WVU Medicine Children’s provides high-quality care for musculoskeletal problems in patients from birth to 18 years of age.
The care of orthopaedic conditions in growing children is different from that of adults and requires special knowledge, training, and skill. Our fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and supporting team members work closely with many other pediatric subspecialists throughout WVU Medicine Children’s to most effectively treat virtually any pediatric orthopaedic need.
The Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery team is available for the treatment of children from all over West Virginia, as well as western Maryland, southern Pennsylvania, and eastern Ohio. Critical air and ground transportation especially adapted for pediatric patients is available when needed.
- A commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes
- Use of minimally invasive techniques whenever possible
- Continuity of care across specialties
- Partnership with the patient’s family to ensure the best care decisions at every stage of treatment and supportive care and education throughout the treatment course
- State-of-the art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and technologies, such as 3D CT scanning, functional MRI, and EOS Imaging
- Satellite clinics in Summersville, Charles Town, and Parkersburg to ensure our services are more accessible to those who live a long distance from Morgantown
Conditions we treat include:
- Pediatric spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal tumors, infections, trauma)
- Congenital abnormalities (club feet, hip dysplasia, polydactyly)
- Pediatric fractures and dislocations
- Limb-length discrepancy (limb lengthening, deformity correction)
- Neuromuscular disease (cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, muscular dystrophy, etc.)
- Musculoskeletal infections
EOS Imaging: A revolutionary imaging system that provides more information and detail for the spine and lower extremity imaging and uses one-seventh of the amount of radiation in comparison to conventional radiography making it safer and faster for children
MAGEC Magnetically Controlled Spinal Rod System: A great technologic advance for “growth friendly” surgical management of early onset scoliosis that eliminates repeated operations and anesthetics. Periodic lengthening is performed in the office using a handheld magnet called the ERC.
PRECICE Magnetically Controlled Limb– Lengthening System: This system allows lengthening of the femur and tibia without the use of an external fixator. Patients or parents lengthen the rod at home 3-4 times a day by holding a handheld magnet (ERC) over the rod. Once the desired length has been achieved, the lengthening is stopped, and a new bone forms in the gap.