Children may not be able to verbalize specifics regarding their pain. Possible signs of an orthopaedic problem include limping or a walking abnormality, refusing to bear weight, complaining of persistent pain, dragging a foot, foot pointing, back pain, asymmetry of the shoulders or pain that prevents a child from sleeping at night.
Pediatric orthopaedic specialists at The Nebraska Medical Center are national leaders in the treatment of complex pediatric problems such as brittle bone disease, metabolic bone disease and early onset scoliosis as well as more common pediatric conditions.
Common pediatric orthopedic conditions are:
- Back Pain
- Club Foot
- Cerebral Paulsy
- Growth Injuries
- Leg Length Discrepancy
- Hip Dislocation
- Hip Dysplasia
- Perthes Disease
- Spina Bifida
- spinal Deformity
From bracing and surgical options to physical therapy and occupational therapy, The Nebraska Medical Center offers comprehensive treatment options for pediatric orthopaedic conditions. The medical center physicians are leaders in practicing the Ponseti casting method in treating Clubfoot. The medical center is also the only hospital in the region to offer a motion analysis diagnostic testing, or Gait studies, where computer analysis of motion assists physicians in diagnosing conditions and determining the best course of treatment.
Make an appointment with the skilled pediatric orthopaedic specialists at The Nebraska Medical Center.
PAUL W. ESPOSITO, MD focus is in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and completed a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati.
BRIAN P. HASLEY, MD specializes in pediatric orthopaedic and spine surgery. Following residency, Dr. Hasley completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Hasley completed post fellowship spine research at the same facility.
M. LAYNE JENSON, MD specializes in pediatric orthopaedic and spine surgery and completed a Ryerson Fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern School of Medicine/Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill. Dr. Jenson also holds a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in health organization management from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
SUSAN A. SCHERL, MD specializes in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. She did her pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.