Children are not just tiny grown-ups. Musculoskeletal problems of a child differ from those of an adult. Because children’s bodies are still growing, their response to injuries, infections, and deformities can be different than that of an adult. At times, a perceived problem in a child is actually a variation of growth that may resolve over time.
Some of the bone and joint issues children experience due to growth do not even occur in adults. And the evaluation and treatment of a child is usually quite different than for an adult -- even for the same problem. Harbin Clinic orthopedic surgeons know how to examine and treat children in a way to help them be relaxed and cooperative when they may have trouble verbalizing what is bothering them.
All of our board-certified orthopedic surgeons treat infants, children, and adolescents. In addition, we proudly partner with pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joseph Stone to offer highly specialized care for young patients and further enhance the unmatched expertise of our practice.
We diagnose and treat children with
- Bone or joint infections and tumors
- Broken bones
- Gait abnormalities (limping)
- Limb and spine deformities noted at birth or later in life (clubfoot, scoliosis, limb length differences)
About Dr. Stone
Dr. Stone is a board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon who is specially trained to treat a range of congenital, developmental, and traumatic conditions affecting children's bones, joints, and muscles. A native Georgian, he graduated from the University of Georgia and earned his medical doctorate degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Kentucky and most recently completed his pediatric orthopedic fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Denver with a special focus on spine deformities, hip dysplasia/preservation, and pediatric trauma.