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Providing Care and Hope for Young Patients

The pediatric orthopaedic professionals and programs at the ProMedica Orthopaedic Institute are focused on helping children and their families regain healthy lives. These professionals meet the health needs of children experiencing a range of conditions, from developmental delays to abnormalities.

Unlike the care of adults seeking orthopaedic care, lessening and eliminating pain is not the biggest challenge in pediatric orthopaedics. Instead, the focus is on addressing deformities such as hip dysplasia, club feet, crooked spines or legs of unequal length. The goal is to understand why these children have these conditions and how to intervene to change the natural history.

Common Pediatric Orthopaedic Issues

Aaron Buerk, MD, discusses common orthopaedic issues in children, including hip dysplasia and scoliosis.

Pediatric Bone Injuries

Richard Munk, MD, discusses the causes and treatment of pediatric bone injuries.

Bones, Joints and Muscles Toolkit

Use the tools below to learn more about how to take care of your bones, joints and muscles.

Patient Stories

We all have a story about what we live to do, but for some, joint pain can make those activities nearly impossible. Tasks that used to be simple, such as running the vacuum, getting in and out of the car or even sleeping at night, can become unbearable. If you’re experiencing these same issues, you’re not alone..

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Wildwood is a modern, comfortable fitness center where members exercise, play and connect with each other. Members have access to state-of-the-art fitness equipment and expert coaching, plus a wide range of group exercise programs, team activities and regular social events.

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Why Does Your Knee Hurt?

Knee pain: it can stop you from playing a sport you love, taking the stairs or enjoying an evening walk. What causes it? What treatments are available? Seeking help from a medical professional can help you regain health and mobility. We asked Michael T. Diment, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon with ProMedica Physicians.

Learn about knee pain