Board-Certified Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
When it comes to orthopedics, caring for children is far different than caring for adults. For example, children have growth plates in each of their bones, a major consideration that requires specialized care. In addition, children cannot always tell you what hurts or answer medical questions, and they may not have the capacity to be patient and cooperative during a medical exam.
At Performance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in metro Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Stephanie Martin understands not only the physical issues specific to treating children, but the mental and emotional issues as well. She knows how to examine and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative.
Children may be born with an orthopedic problem (one that is congenital or hereditary), or they may develop one (an acquired condition). As a board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Martin specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect children from birth through adulthood. She has the special ability to predict how a treatment done today will affect the child’s future.
Dr. Martin’s vast experience includes:
Muscle, bone, ligament and tendon problems
Inflammatory and infectious problems
Congenital and acquired pediatric orthopedic conditions
Within Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Martin offers the widest range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options for children’s orthopedic disorders, as well as the greatest expertise in dealing with children. We offer on-site durable medical equipment (DME) including orthopedic boots and braces to save you time and money.
Dr. Martin's offers many conveniences for our pediatric patients including:
- Same-day appointments for traumatic injuries
- On-site casting and DMEs (durable medical equipment) including boots, braces, straps, and other supportive devices
- Injury prevention program including FMS assessments (functional movement screens), which evaluate movement patterns to improve performance and reduce risk of injury
- On-site radiology including X-rays
- Quick scheduling of MRI or CT scans, as well as physical or occupational therapy referrals
If your pediatrician recommends your child see a pediatric orthopedic doctor, visit Dr. Martin at Performance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. For an appointment in Metro Atlanta, including Atlanta, Lawrenceville or Snellville, Georgia, call us at (404) 973-2444 or use our online appointment request form.