The Pediatric Orthopedic team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford provides consultation and treatment for orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions in children and adults with problems from when they were children. Some of these conditions include:
- Spinal deformities
- Congenital dislocation of the hip
- Conditions such as Legg-Perthes disease, a rare hip disease
- Musculoskeletal tumors - tumors in the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles or nerves
- Sports-related conditions
- Neuromuscular disease, such as cerebral palsy, with orthopedic manifestations
The Pediatric Orthopedic team works closely with the Motion and Gait Analysis Laboratory to perform gait analysis. This tests how a patient walks and identifies any abnormal walking patterns.
The Gift of Healing
Orthopedic surgeons James Gamble, MD, PhD, and Lawrence Rinsky, MD, have become familiar faces in the town of Esteli, Nicaragua, where they have performed a range of orthopedic procedures for the past 13 years. Operation Rainbow, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, coordinates the yearly trips that are partially funded by private donations and partially by the Packard Children’s team.