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We found 4 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. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Apel include hand arthritis, hand surgery procedures, and brachial plexus injury. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. He is affiliated with Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.

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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 is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zielinski include arthroscopic surgery, limb lengthening, and botox injection. Dr. Zielinski takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of McLaren Regional Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Zielinski is professionally affiliated with Carilion Clinic.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3 Riverside Circle; Department of Ortho Surgery
Roanoke, VA
 

Dr. Julia Bulkeley's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bulkeley honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville.

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

Dr. Micah Jones' specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with LewisGale Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Jones attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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.