Shriners Hospital for Children — Twin Cities is already well-known for our comprehensive approach to caring for children with complex congenital or acquired orthopaedic conditions, and now, Michael Priola, D.O., pediatric orthopedic surgeon, has joined the team to expand upon current services and grow the pediatric sports medicine and fracture program.
“Although there are many orthopaedic groups treating adult sports injuries, at the Twin Cities Shriners Hospital, we were seeing a need to provide this service specifically to the pediatric and teenage population,” says Dr. Priola, who specializes in pediatric sports medicine and spinal deficiencies. “Today, children and teens are competing at higher levels than ever before, sustaining serious sports injuries, and they want to get back on their feet as fast as possible to rejoin their team. As a result, there is a growing need for our pediatric sports injury and fracture service.”
If your children become injured, it’s important you know where to turn. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities treats stable fractures and sports injuries requiring surgery for children, regardless of the families' ability to pay.
“Children and teens who suffer sports-related injuries should be fully examined,” Dr. Priola says. “Sometimes, there are underlying problems that predispose children to injuries, so taking a step back and evaluating the whole patient before zeroing in on the acute injury can be important.”
A full team of pediatric specialists – including pediatricians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, orthotists, prosthetists, radiologists, social workers, surgeons and nutritionists – shepherd each patient throughout his or her care and rehabilitation plan. Working collaboratively with so many experts equips the team with a more holistic understanding of the patient and his or her condition.
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities is where you’ll find the region’s pediatric orthopaedic experts in:
Clinic hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays).
To request an appointment, call 612-269-7021 or email.