We found 3 pediatric orthopedic surgeons near Roanoke, VA.

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Dr. Peter James Apel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA

Dr. Peter Apel's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Apel's areas of expertise include the following: hand arthritis, hand surgery procedures, and brachial plexus injury. He is affiliated with Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. Before completing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Apel attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Anne Zielinski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2331 Franklin Road Sw
Roanoke, VA

Dr. Julie Zielinski's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zielinski include arthroscopic surgery, limb lengthening, and botox injection. She is affiliated with Carilion Clinic. Dr. Zielinski takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Zielinski obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Cyst Removal, Botox Injection, Hip Dysplasia, Limb Lengthening, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Sports Medicine
1802 Braeburn Drive
Salem, VA

Dr. Micah Jones works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, hand surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Jones graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Botsford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with LewisGale Medical Center.

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What is Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery?

Pediatric orthopedic surgery is the surgical specialty that focuses on muscle, joint, and bone issues in children, from infants to teenagers. Because patients this age are still growing, bone and joint problems can be much more significant than they would be in an adult. Growing children also change quickly, and a pediatric orthopedic surgeon is able to tell the difference between a symptom that a child will grow out of, and something serious that should be corrected.

Some of the issues that a pediatric orthopedic surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious fractures
  • Limb and spine disorders, such as clubfoot or scoliosis
  • Uneven leg lengths
  • Infections and cancers of the bones or joints
  • Certain conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system in children, such as cerebral palsy

Besides a physical examination, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon often looks at X-rays and sometimes CT scans to determine a patient’s problem. Blood tests may also be ordered to check for any metabolic or nutritional deficiencies. Treatment depends on the disorder, but it may include surgery, manipulation, bracing, casting, or physical therapy.

When illness, injury, or disorders threaten children’s mobility, pediatric orthopedic surgeons work to give them a healthy and active future.
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