Orthopedics

The Orthopedic Center at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children provides specialized care and treatment for infants and children with bone and joint problems. Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Bone and joint infections
  • Congenital (inherited) abnormalities of the limbs and spine
  • Hip disorders, such as congenital hip dislocation and slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Spine deformities, such as scoliosis and spondylolisthesis
  • Foot deformities, such as clubfoot
  • Neuromuscular problems, primarily cerebral palsy and myelomeningocele
  • Simple and complex fractures and dislocations

Orthopedic care at St. Christopher’s includes:

  • An active Foot and Ankle Program for children and adolescents that includes treatment of complex deformities and congenital conditions, including clubfoot deformity
  • A rapidly growing Sports Medicine Program for children and adolescents
  • A multidisciplinary clinic to treat spasticity (stiffness and muscle spasms) resulting from cerebral palsy and other neurologic disorders
  • Noninvasive and surgical treatment of scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Integral involvement in the hospital’s Level I Trauma Program serving severely injured children and adolescents 

Our Team

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia has highly qualified experts who are specially trained to work with the individual and unique needs of infants and pediatric patients. The team is led by Martin Herman, MD, Chief, Section of Orthopedic Surgery. To view a list of our specialists, click here.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (215) 427-3131 or click here to visit our other locations.