Pediatric orthopedic care in Savannah, Georgia

Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah offers personalized care for your child's back, bones, muscles and joints. The orthopedic doctors at our children's hospital provide quality orthopedic surgery options.

Our multidisciplinary, full-service hospital is home to an expert pediatric orthopedic team with training and experience caring for infants, children and adolescents. We treat acute traumas, spinal abnormalities, sports injuries and many other orthopedic conditions.

To learn more about our pediatric orthopedic services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (912) 350-9355.

Pediatric orthopedic conditions we treat

Our pediatric orthopedic specialists care for kids with:

  • Benign tumors and cysts
  • Bow legs (outward curvature at the knees)
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Clubfoot (inward curve of a newborn's foot)
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • Flat foot
  • Joint pain
  • Knock knees (inward curvature at the knees)
  • Kneecap and shoulder dislocations
  • Leg length differences
  • Orthopedic diseases, such as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine conditions, such as spina bifida
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sports injuries, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and other ligament tears, cartilage injuries and meniscus tears
  • Skeletal and muscular conditions and diseases

Advanced orthopedic care is available for infants through our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and for children through our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). We also have a dedicated children’s emergency room (ER) with private rooms and space for you to stay with your child.

If your child requires additional care following orthopedic treatment, we offer a full spectrum of pediatric rehabilitation services.

Scoliosis treatment

Early detection is key to treating scoliosis before it progresses, but sometimes, the signs of scoliosis are not visible. Your child may need a screening to diagnose the condition.

Following a diagnosis, your pediatric doctor can help you understand what treatment options are best for your child. Noninvasive scoliosis care, such as a brace, may be all that is needed. If the condition is severe or advanced, it may require pediatric surgery.

Scoliosis surgery

If surgery is needed, a group of experienced medical professionals will work together to provide the best results possible. Your team will include:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Child life specialist
  • Orthopedic spine surgeons
  • Pediatric nurses

Children are admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) or pediatric specialty unit (PSU) after surgery. There, they receive care from a dedicated team of pediatric nurses.