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Since the founding of our hospital in 1952, treating pediatric orthopaedic conditions has been at the center of our care. Though the diseases and disorders we treat are wide-ranging and diverse, our goal is to foster and maximize the social, physical and psychological development of our patients

Our comprehensive team of musculoskeletal specialists includes five surgeons, two pediatricians, physical and occupational therapists, and certified orthotists and prosthetists. Collaborating across multiple disciplines allows us to treat each child with a customized approach based on their overall health and medical conditions.

Orthopaedic conditions treated include:

  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Amputations
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Blount’s disease
  • Brachial plexus palsy (non-acute)
  • Cavus foot
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Charcot-Marie-tooth disease
  • Clubfoot
  • Flat feet
  • Fracture complications
  • Friedreich’s ataxia
  • Hip disorders/ Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • In-toeing
  • Kyphosis
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Limb deficiencies, deformities and length discrepancies
    • Lower extremities
    • Upper extremities
  • Lordosis
  • Multiple hereditary exostosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Rickets
  • Scoliosis and other spine conditions
  • Skeletal dysplasia/ Dwarfism
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Spondyloysis and spondylolisthesis

Orthotics and prosthetics

Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) – West LLC, in Shriners for Children Medical Center — Pasadena is a regional leader in scoliosis and clubfoot bracing. The POPS team has more than 175 years of combined experience designing braces, artificial arms and legs, and other adaptive devices for children. Occupational and physical therapists help children regain strength, skills, abilities and independence as they guide young patients on how to use adaptive devices and walk on their new legs.

Collaborative approach to orthopaedic care

At Shriners for Children Medical Center, we believe in family-centered care. Here, the child and family are at the heart of our medical team. Every treatment we choose, every decision we make is geared toward each child becoming as healthy and independent as possible.

We employ a team approach to patient care, surrounding the child and family with a multidisciplinary group of professionals. We provide a comprehensive assessment and our specialists work in consultation with each other to ensure the best possible outcomes for every child.

The medical team

Robert H. Cho, M.D., Chief of Staff
Haleh Badkoobehi, M.D., MPH
Cynthia Nguyen, M.D.
Selina Poon, M.D., MPH, MS
Carlos Uquillas, M.D.