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. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. His areas of expertise include hand arthritis, hand surgery procedures, and brachial plexus injury. Dr. Apel is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2331 Franklin Street
Roanoke, VA

Dr. Julie Zielinski is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Roanoke, VA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, limb lengthening, and botox injection. Dr. Zielinski accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Zielinski is affiliated with Carilion Clinic.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with LewisGale Medical Center. He takes 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.
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