Like many teenagers, Austin is a sports fan. The 15-year-old boy with a keen sense of humor loves baseball. But unlike many teenagers, Austin has had his health challenges: autism, seizures and scoliosis.
The Pediatric Orthopedic Center at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach offers “total orthopedic care,” meaning a group of board-certified orthopedic surgeons—specializing in a wide-range of orthopedic sub-specialties including orthopedic trauma, hip reconstruction, sports injuries, limb deformity, and congenital and acquired spinal cord, hand and foot deformities—work together to cover the entire pediatric orthopedic spectrum. Miller Children’s Pediatric Orthopedic Center offers fully-integrated, state-of-the-art, orthopedic care for children from birth to 21 years of age with a wide range of developmental disorders, congenital, neuromuscular and post-traumatic problems of the musculoskeletal system.
Patients treated in one of Miller Children’s specialized programs for Spine Deformities & Scoliosis, Hip Deformities & Reconstruction, Hand & Upper Extremities and Foot & Lower Extremities, receive a comprehensive care plan that will manage their symptoms from diagnosis to treatment by a specialized care team. The Pediatric Orthopedic Specialty Center is regionally known for providing acute injury follow-up and orthopedic care for pediatric and adolescent patients, including sports injuries.