Choosing A Cedars- Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Physician
At the Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, we treat children and adolescents of all ages with all types of orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions that either were present at birth (congenital) or injured through sports activities or simply in play. A child or adolescent’s musculoskeletal conditions are different from those of an adult. Patients in this age range are still growing, so their bodies’ response to injuries, infections and deformities can be quite different than those in a full-grown person. Also, children and adolescents are not small adults and highly unlikely to speak out or advocate for themselves about the health problems that they may be experiencing.
Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute provides consultation and expert care for a full range of pediatric and adolescent bone and joint conditions and disorders that range from clubfoot, spinal disorders, hips, fractures, foot and ankle disorders and sports injuries from ligament and cartilage damage to upper extremity injuries.
Our Approach to Pediatric Ortho Care
Dually trained in pediatric orthopaedics and sports medicine, choosing our doctors will assure your child and your family will receive a partner-in-care that is expertly trained to attend to children and teens who experience musculoskeletal injuries, diseases and conditions impacting musculoskeletal function.
We approach interventional procedures through a guided growth lens, respecting an individual child’s growth plate process to minimize or eliminate any disruption in their future growth pattern and potential.
For conditions caused by playing sports or other exercise activity, our doctors who also serve and care pro athletes from the L.A. Galaxy, L.A. Angels, Anaheim Ducks and Angel City FC, apply the similar care principles for to their pediatric athletes patients to minimize the risk of injury and time away from their sport.
Conditions We Treat
There are many congenital and orthopaedics injuries and illnesses affecting a child’s bones, joint and muscle development. These are a few of the many we treat in children and adolescents suffering from the conditions within each specialty.