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Our Treatment Approach

A Treatment Approach Unique to your Child

Your child’s team of physicians and specialists will be created to suit their individualized care needs. Designing this personalized plan is important to us because we believe that your child deserves a care plan as unique and special as they are.

What You Can Expect

Before Your Visit

Prior to your initial visit, you will be asked to provide us with your child’s medical records and any insurance information. For details on what is required, please visit our Patient Information page.

During Your Visit

You’ll typically begin with a visit to our clinic. Here, we will evaluate your child and work with you to design a customized treatment plan.

After Your Visit

Following the clinical evaluation and care plan development, you and your child will be introduced to their individualized team of specialists. Procedures or follow-up appointments will be booked with members from your child’s team of specialists according to their care plan.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to ensuring your child thrives at home, school and in their community. This includes providing your family with the highest quality of care, access to our in-house clinical services, traditional inpatient services and any other professional support services related to your child’s treatment plan.

Specialty Care at Shriners Children's Lexington

Shriners Children’s Lexington is home to a highly-skilled team of orthopedic physicians, surgeons and specialists. We provide comprehensive care related to a number of different pediatric orthopedic conditions. Care plans can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, care coordination and rehabilitation. Care plans are designed to suit the individualized needs of each child.

Orthopedic Care

Our team at Shriners Children's Lexington is highly specialized in providing care for children with a wide range of orthopedic conditions including fractures, sports injuries and spine and scoliosis care. Our surgeons and specialists are leaders in pediatric orthopedic care and are engaged in ongoing clinical research to promote innovation and advancement in the field of pediatric orthopedics.

If your child has an orthopedic condition, we will work with you to develop an individualized care plan that meets their unique needs. Their comprehensive care plan can include surgery, rehabilitation, treatment and psychological support.

Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services

The Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) team is devoted to designing braces, artificial arms and legs, and adaptive devices that give children the ability to pursue their dreams.

When you and your child visit our POPS team, it is more than measurements and mechanics. It is about your child sharing their hopes and dreams and providing our team with information specific to them. These personalized details about your child's activities and lifestyle allow our technicians to return to the lab and design a perfect fit just for them.

A Leader in Pediatric Specialty Care

Our team of specialists works with you to design a treatment program that focuses on the overall health and well-being of your child.
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Motion Analysis Center for Advanced Care

Our facility is equipped with a motion analysis center which allows us to use advanced technology and data to assess your child's condition and provide a customized care plan specific to them.
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We Understand the Unique Medical Needs of Children

We provide vital, pioneering treatment from birth to age 18. Here, children have the opportunity to be evaluated and treated by doctors recognized as the best by their peers.

Guided Growth in Blount's Disease

The goal of this study is to assess the overall outcomes of guided growth in Blount's disease. Guided growth procedures for Blount disease can be successful in some, but not all, cases. Knowing which patients can or cannot be benefitted by guided growth is paramount for appropriate patient selection and managing expectations.

Oxygen Consumption in the Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patient Pre- and Post-Surgical Intervention

The goal of this study is to assess pulmonary function and oxygen consumption with chest wall kinematics to determine changes before and after surgery to learn about any decreases in function caused by the surgery.

Longitudinal Assessment of Children with Unilateral Amputations

The primary goal of this study is to measure gait asymmetry, prosthetic fit and prosthetic satisfaction in children with unilateral amputations over the course of their treatment at Shriners Children's Lexington. Knowing these objective measures and how they change over time will aid clinicians in better identifying asymmetrical gait in children with prosthetic limbs that might otherwise be missed if using patient self-report or visual observation of gait. This can lead to faster accessibility of information about the alignment of the prosthesis and improved care overall for children who wear prostheses.

This research is funded by Kosair Charities.

Effect of Foot Abduction Brace Type on Brace-wear Compliance in Idiopathic Clubfoot

This study examines different types of foot abduction orthoses to determine if the type of brace influences compliance with brace-wear among patients with idiopathic clubfoot deformity. Non-compliance with bracing has been shown to significantly increase the risk of recurrence. Optimizing patient compliance could reduce recurrence rates and limit the need for surgical correction of clubfoot deformity.

This research is funded by Kosair Charities.

Determining Factors that are Related to a Loss of Reduction in Pediatric Forearm Fractures

Loss of reduction in distal radius fractures is a leading complication of treatment. The goal of closed reduction and immobilization treatment is to realign the fractured bones to allow for adequate healing and bone remodeling. When loss of reduction occurs, patients may need to undergo additional treatments to realign the bones. The goals of this study are to determine the rate of unacceptable loss of reduction in our patients with forearm fractures and examine pre-reduction and post-reduction fracture characteristics, patient characteristics and treatment methods to identify the factors most related to loss of reduction.

This research is funded by Kosair Charities.

Translating Patient-Reported Outcomes into Clinical Practice: Investigation of PROs in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and Cerebral Palsy with Upper Extremity Involvement

Our goal is to improve the clinical utility of PROs, focusing on PROMIS measures currently being collected across Shriners Children's sites for individuals with AIS and CP with upper extremity involvement. This study will improve the quality of care provided to children treated at Shriners Children's by providing a context for interpreting scores obtained on PRO questionnaires. This context will help identify individuals that need additional services and aid in communication between patients, families and care providers. Improvement in the clinical utility of PROs will help physicians with treatment decisions and planning.

This research is funded by Kosair Charities.