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Founded in 1922, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport was the first hospital established in the Shriners Hospitals for Children system. In over nine decades of providing pediatric orthopaedic care, the hospital has built and enhanced its reputation for excellence, attracting leading surgeons to its medical staff and developing relationships with major regional health care institutions.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport offers comprehensive care for a full range of orthopaedic conditions, specializing in care for:

  • Fractures and orthopaedic injuries
  • Hip, hand and foot disorders
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Orthopaedic issues relating to cerebral palsy
  • Scoliosis and other spine conditions
  • Sports injuries

Orthopaedic conditions treated:

Spine conditions

  • Neck: torticollus
  • Spine: scoliosis (infantile, juvenile/adolescent idiopathic), kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis, lordosis, Scheuermann’s disease, skeletal dysplasias
  • Spina bifida: related orthopaedic conditions, tethered spinal cord

Muscular/neuromuscular disorders

  • Cerebral palsy: related orthopaedic conditions
  • Nerve, muscular and connective tissue disorders: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, dermatomyositis, neurofibromatosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, spinal muscular atrophy, Marfan syndrome

Hip, knee and leg

  • Bowed legs: idiopathic, Blount’s disease; rickets – non-nutritional and nutritional
  • Foot problems: clubfoot, metatarsus adductus, bunions, vertical talus, cavus, cavovarus, pes planus – flatfoot, tarsal coalition, toe-walking
  • Hip deformities: Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, congenital hip dislocation, developmental hip dysplasia
  • In-toeing gait: femoral anteversion, tibial torsion
  • Knees: ACL, meniscus injury, arthroscopy, knock knees, Osgood-Schlatter disease, patellar instability, nail-patella syndrome
  • Limb length discrepancies: congenital and acquired
  • Toes: syndactyly, extra toes, supernumary digits, webbed toes

Hand, arm and shoulder

  • Fingers: syndactyly, macrodactyly, extra fingers, supernumary digits, webbed fingers, trigger finger
  • Hand problems: radial club hand, congenital abnormalities, VATER syndrome, TAR syndrome (thrombocytopenia absent radius) and radial hypoplasia, amniotic band syndrome
  • Shoulder: Erb’s palsy (brachial plexus injury), Klumpke’s paralysis, birth-related shoulder trauma and dislocation

Other orthopaedic conditions and diseases

  • Amputation/limb deficiency: absence of a bone or part of a limb, congenital or acquired
  • Bone defects: congenital, including psuedoarthrosis/tibia
  • Bone diseases: genetic, metabolic bone diseases causing soft, dense or brittle bones, such as osteogenesis imperfecta, inherited rickets and hypophosphatasia.
  • Bone tumors: benign, exostosis, fibrous dysplasia, Ollier disease, osteoid osteoma/osteoblastoma, bone cysts
  • Dwarfism: skeletal dysplasia, achondroplasia
  • Genetic syndromes – orthopaedic manifestations
  • Juvenile arthritis: juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports medicine: knee, shoulder, elbow
  • Joint contractures/stiff joints: arthrogryposis
  • Trauma: fractures, joint dislocations, contusions, complications related to injury

Conditions not listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to the expert care provided by this and other Shriners Hospitals for Children. If, during the referral/inquiry process, our clinical team determines the patient’s needs would be best met at another Shriners Hospitals for Children, we will refer the patient to the appropriate hospital.

Collaborative approach to care

The specialists at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport provide a comprehensive approach to meeting each child’s individual needs through expert evaluation and treatment. Our goal is to foster and maximize the social, physical and psychological development of our patients. A team of professionals who coordinate the child’s treatment evaluates every child. All care and services are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

The medical team

Chief of Staff
Cary H. Mielke, M.D.

Emily Naus, M.D.
Olga Willett, M.D.

Pediatric Orthopaedics
H. Ryan Bicknell, M.D.
Philip Gates, M.D.
Janay McKie, M.D.
M.E. Milstead, M.D.
Patrick Powell, M.D.

Anthony Sin, M.D.

Don Holton, M.D.

Thomas Pressly, M.D.
Sarwat Umer, M.D.

Sports Medicine
Patrick Massey, M.D.
Craig Springmeyer, M.D.

Schedule an appointment

New patients/fractures

Call: 800-830-0606 or 318-226-3314

Current patients

Call: 318-226-3313