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  • Orthopaedic Services
  • New Patients

    888-716-WAKE

    Medical Plaza - Miller

    336-716-8094

    Orthopaedics - Premier

    336-802-2250

  • Hours

    Offices: 7:45 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

    Surgeon On Call: 24/7

  • Additional Information

    Locations

    • Medical Plaza - Miller (formerly CompRehab Plaza): 131 Miller St.
      Winston-Salem, NC 27103
    • Orthopaedics - Premier: 4515 Premier Drive
      High Point, NC 27265



Orthopaedic Conditions & Treatments

The pediatric orthopaedic surgeons at Brenner are experts in performing orthopaedic surgeries on children of all ages, from infants to young adults. We have expertise in the treatment of multiple conditions, as well as traumatic injury, and perform all types of orthopaedic operations on pediatric patients every day. The leading pediatric orthopaedic surgery unit in western North Carolina, we help our patients get better through diagnosis, treatment, surgery and extensive follow-up care.

Congenital Health Problems

Congenital health problems are health problems that occur while a baby is developing.

Acquired Health Problems

Acquired health problems are health problems that occur in children after they are born.

Conditions & Treatments

Arthritis -  

A disease that causes swelling and pain in a person's joints.
Arthritis may be treated with various medications or forms of surgery.
Arthritis in Children Q&A

Back pain - 

Back pain in children and adolescents is relatively frequent.

Persistent back pain should be evaluated by your pediatrician or a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. 

Back Pain Q&A

Video: Dr. John Frino talks about back pain in children. 

Bone and soft tissue tumors 

Tumors that originate in the bone or skeleton and in muscle or fat.

Treatment may include surgical removal of the tumor; we work closely with Brenner pediatric oncologists to create a treatment plan that is the most effective for each child and tumor type.

Bow legs –

A condition in which legs “bow” out from the body or are not straight.

Surgery is performed to realign or straighten the legs.

Brachial plexus palsy – 

A condition in which the group of nerves that control movement in the arms and hands is damaged, leading to limited or no movement.

Careful monitoring of a child’s development is an essential component of the treatment plan for brachial plexus palsy. We will repair any bone dislocation, breaks or fractures that occur. Treatment may also include tendon lengthening and bone reshaping. Brenner’s pediatric orthopaedic surgeons also treat Erb’s palsy, a condition that causes paralysis in the hand.

Broken and fractured bones –

Breaks in a bone.

Surgery is performed to realign a broken or fractured bone.

Cerebral Palsy -

Produces abnormal muscle tone, muscle weakness, altered coordination and, over time, joint and bone deformity.

Treatment may include physical therapy, oral medications, braces, injectable medicines or various orthopaedic surgeries.

Cerebral Palsy Q&A

Clicking in joints -

The release of dissolved gasses in the joint (synovial) fluid.

Clicking in Joints Q&A

Clubfoot 

A congenital condition in which one or both feet turn inward.

Surgery is performed to correctly align ligaments, tendons and other joints in the foot and ankle.

Clumsy toddlers -

Their minds are working faster than their legs can get the message, so they trip and fall.

Parents should contact their pediatrician or pediatric orthopaedic surgeon for treatment if tripping is persistent, frequent falls result in injuries, or the child does not put their hands out to break their fall.

Clumsy Toddler Q&A

Congenital deformities –

Parts of the body that do not develop properly during a baby’s development.

Treatment is dependent upon the type and location of the deformity.

Foot and ankle conditions –

All types of orthopaedic conditions that affect the foot and ankle, including flat foot, bunions and toe deformities.

Treatment may include rebuilding the soft tissue and bone in the foot and/or ankle.

Growing pains -

Growing pains are relatively common. They affect 13-15% of boys and 18-20% of girls.

The majority of growing pains go away on its own. It can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen, naprosyn, or ibuprofen.

Growing Pains Q&A

Hand, wrist and arm conditions –

All types of orthopaedic conditions that affect the hand, wrist and arm, including tumors and deformities of the hand, such as webbing of the fingers.

Treatment may include rebuilding the soft tissue and bone in the hand, wrist and/or arms.

Hip dysplasia –

A condition in which the hip does not form correctly; the two types of hip dysplasia are unstable or dislocated dysplasia (the ball is out of the socket) and stable dysplasia (the socket is too small for the ball to fit).

Treatments for this condition depend upon its type and the age of the patient. One potential treatment is to clean out a patient’s hip socket, so that the bone properly fits; in older children, we might reshape the hip’s ball so that it fits better into the socket.

Ingrown toenails -

Toenail is ingrown when one or both sides of the nail begin to break through and grow into the soft skin of the toe.

If you start to notice any of the signs of infection, like discharge or smell, contact your doctor, who may refer you to a podiatrist (foot specialist).

Ingrown Toenail Q&A

Knee conditions –

All types of orthopaedic knee conditions, including an ACL and meniscal tears.

Surgery to reconstruct the ACL, along with rehabilitation, may be part of the treatment plan.

Knock knees –

A condition in which the knees angle inward and touch one another.

Surgery is performed to realign or straighten the patient’s legs.

Leg length discrepancy –

A condition in which the legs are not the same length.

Surgery may be performed to either lengthen the shorter leg or shorten the longer leg.

Limping - 

An abnormal walking pattern.

Treatment depends upond the diagnosis and can include splinting, medications, casting, or surgery.

Limping Q&A

Scoliosis 

A condition in which there is a greater than 10 degree curvature of the spine.

Spinal fusion surgery in the Spinal Deformity Clinic may be performed to straighten the spine.

Scoliosis Q&A

Spina bifida 

A congenital birth defect in which the spine and backbone do not close before birth; in some cases, the spine may stick out of the back.

Surgery may be performed by Brenner’s pediatric neurosurgeons to close the opening and fix existing spinal deformities.

Sports injury 

Any type of injury that occurs during a sporting activity.

Surgical treatments for sports injuries may include repairing or realigning a patient’s bone or bones.

Sprains and strains 

Injuries to the ligaments.

Treatment may include medical management and rehabilitation, as well as rest, ice, compression and elevation.

Tibial torsion 

A condition in which the shin bone is twisted, causing the foot to turn inward.

Surgery may be performed to realign the ligaments, tendons and joints.

Tip toe walking -

Just as it sounds, toe walkers look like they're walking in high-heeled shoes-but without shoes.

There are several treatment options for toe walking including physical therapy, casting, botulinum toxin, and surgery.

Tip Toe Walking Q&A

Trauma 

Any type of orthopaedic condition caused by a traumatic injury.

An orthopaedic surgeon trained to provide care for children is always on call at Brenner Children’s Hospital’s emergency department to care for pediatric patients with trauma-related issues. We perform trauma-related operations for all types of conditions. Whether a child has an accident riding a bike or in a car, a surgical expert is ready to assist and treat him or her. 

  • Orthopaedic Services
  • New Patients

    888-716-WAKE

    Medical Plaza - Miller

    336-716-8094

    Orthopaedics - Premier

    336-802-2250

  • Hours

    Offices: 7:45 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

    Surgeon On Call: 24/7

  • Additional Information

    Locations

    • Medical Plaza - Miller (formerly CompRehab Plaza): 131 Miller St.
      Winston-Salem, NC 27103
    • Orthopaedics - Premier: 4515 Premier Drive
      High Point, NC 27265