Please visit our subspecialty pages:
Pediatric and Adolescent Sports
Pediatric Scoliosis and Spine
Pediatric Orthopedics - General
Pediatric Orthopedic Special Needs
Pediatric Musculoskeletal Trauma
Pediatric Bracing and Orthotics
Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity
Dr. Myung is a nationally renowned expert in pediatric and adolescent spine surgery. She is committed to the safest and most advanced scoliosis treatment techniques, including bracing when clinically indicated and surgery for large deformities.
Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine
Physical activity is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle for your child, though injuries during sports may occur. Trained in the most up-to-date care of pediatric and adolescent sports injuries, Dr. Nielson is the sole pediatric orthopedic sports medicine specialist and leads the Las Vegas valley in the treatment of acute and overuse injuries in young athletes as population and participation in youth sports continues to grow.
Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, and Special Needs
Dr. Stewart and Dr. Ryan have established pediatric specialty clinics to combine the experience and training of pediatric physical therapists, brace makers, surgeons and specialists for a multi-specialty approach to care of patients with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and other neuromuscular conditions. We also treat orthopedic conditions in patients with a range of genetic syndromes.
Infants and children with developmental hip dysplasia should be routinely screened by an orthopedic specialist in order to provide the best prognosis and recovery through growth and development. Often times, children may require bracing or a hip harness, though more significant conditions may require surgery. Dr. Stewart, and Dr. Ryan all specialize in pediatric hip conditions.
Clubfeet and Foot Deformity
Clubfoot describes a range of foot abnormalities that may present at birth. Orthopedic specialists are trained in both conservative and surgical measures for treating these conditions, based upon the severity. Dr. Stewart and Dr. Ryan use the Ponseti casting technique for clubfoot treatment, avoiding extensive traditional surgery in most cases, and improving long-term outcomes. We also treat a range of other foot conditions.
Limb Deformity and Reconstruction
Dr. Stewart and Dr. Ryan are experienced in the correction of limb deformities, including angular deformities, rotational malalignment, and limb length discrepancy.
Benign Musculoskeletal Tumors
Dr. Stewart treats benign musculoskeletal tumors and cysts of the extremities, including patients with multiple hereditary exostosis (MHE), osteochondromas, giant cell tumors, simple bone cysts, aneurysmal bone cysts, ganglion cysts, non-ossifying fibromas, and others.
While our physicians are experienced in current surgical techniques, we work to achieve positive outcomes for our patients when medically appropriate through non-surgical means. Many conditions that we treat do not require surgery; for others, surgery may be recommended only if an appropriate course of nonsurgical measures has failed. Our providers work to discuss with you the pros and cons of various treatment options to provide individualized care for your child.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
When surgery is necessary, we work to perform it in the minimally invasive fashion which is medically appropriate. Some fractures can be treated percutaneously without requiring a large skin incision. Certain tendon lengthenings and other procedures can also be performed through small percutaneous or mini-open scars. Not all procedures can be performed in a minimally invasive fashion, but we will make such recommendations when medically appropriate. We work to provide care which is high-quality and safe with consideration of the individual needs of your child.
Comprehensive Fracture Care
Fractures (broken bones) occur often in pediatric patients. The goals of proper fracture management include restoration of bone alignment and proper immobilization to promote bone healing, in order for your child to restore their function. All of our specialists provide top quality fracture care for your child. Our four doctors serve as consultants to the local pediatric trauma centers at St. Rose Siena Campus and Sunrise Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, and Dr. Stewart and Dr. Ryan have extensive experience in pediatric orthopedic trauma
Orthotics and Bracing
Our doctors are experienced in prescribing bracing when medically indicated that is optimized to your child's individual needs. Dr. Stewart and Dr. Ryan have expertise in bracing for children with cerebral palsy, other neuromuscular conditions, and genetic conditions who may require support or stabilization for mobility, function, and the prevention of joint contractures. Dr. Nielson can recommend appropriate sports bracing for the rehabilitation of injured athletes, and Dr. Myung has extensive experience in scoliosis bracing.
Certified orthotist John Cordone has over 15 years of experience in making custom braces for children for a variety of conditions.
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