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Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

For children with clubfoot, hip disorders, scoliosis, hand and upper extremity disorders, limb deficiencies, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, sports injuries and a host of other orthopaedic conditions, Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington provides families expertise in a family-centered environment. The following is a list of conditions we care for:

Please note that conditions not included in the above list will be considered on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to the expert care provided at other Shriners Hospitals. If, during the referral/inquiry process, our clinical team determines the patient’s needs would be best met at another Shriners Hospitals for Children location, the patient will be referred.

Collaborative approach to care

Our specialists provide a comprehensive approach to meeting each child’s individual needs through expert evaluation and treatment. All care and services are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay. As a team working with parents or guardians, our goal is to restore each child physically, emotionally and socially. Patients and families can expect to benefit from the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team that includes:

  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Pediatric orthopaedists
  • Hand surgeons
  • Spine surgeons
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Social workers
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Recreation therapists
  • Kinesiologists
  • Dietitians
  • Care managers
  • Teachers

The medical team 

Elizabeth Hubbard, M.D.
Henry J. Iwinski, Jr., M.D.
Ryan Muchow, M.D.
Scott Riley, M.D.
Vishwas Talwalkar, M.D.
Janet Walker, M.D.
Kimberly Lilly, P.A.
Marianne Long, P.A.
Mindy Wasson, P.A.

Motion analysis center

Children with a variety of diagnoses are evaluated in the motion analysis center. These diagnoses include, but are not limited to, cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, myelomeningocele, limb deficiency, arthrogryposis, prosthetics, foot abnormalities and spine abnormalities.

Learn more about our motion analysis center.

Research

Our research team is engaged in clinical trials and scientific research to advance patient outcomes. Current research projects include:

  • Bracing Compliance and Personality Traits: A Compliance Assessment Program for Scoliosis and Clubfeet
  • Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial II: Observational Follow-up of BrAIST I Cohort (BrAIST II)
  • Involved and Uninvolved Changes in Post-operative Unilateral Pediatric Elbow Fracture
  • Duration of Brace Wear in Clubfoot Treatment—A Prospective Randomized Trial
  • Identification of Genetic Susceptibility in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Long-term Follow-up of Individuals with CP who Underwent Gait Analyses
  • Oxygen Consumption and Pulmonary Function in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Pre- and Post-Surgical Intervention
  • Gait Symmetry in Children and Adolescents with Unilateral Lower Extremity Amputations
   
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