Illinois Bone & Joint Institute expands pediatric orthopedic service

Dr. Knuth is a state-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in pediatric orthopedics, limb lengthening, clubfoot, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, sports injuries and reconstructive surgery. He practiced in the northwest suburbs of Chicago since 1998. His special interests are pediatric fracture management, clubfoot, scoliosis, and limb length inequality.

Dr. Simmons is a certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric orthopedic care, limb lengthening, clubfoot, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, sports injuries, reconstruction and fracture management. In addition to his extensive research efforts, Dr. Simmons presented many topics, including orthopedic treatments and procedures for children and adults.

In addition, IBJI is now offering pediatric patients, through OrthoHealth, a doctor-led medical wellness program, metabolic health management that guides patients through small, sustained changes in daily habits that result in healthier weight and lifestyle. in the March 2021, DR. Lynn Gettleman Chehab joined the OrthoHealth team at IBJI. Dr. Gettleman Chehab is a pediatrician with a Masters in Public Health and a Diplomat from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She has focused on healthy weight management at both an individual and community level for over 20 years. With Dr. Gettleman Chehab, IBJI enhanced our pediatric service by providing pediatric patients with an expert on adolescent diet, sleep, stress and the effects of these components on weight and its general effects on musculoskeletal health.

These new doctors proudly join our existing IBJI pediatricians Dr. Andrea Kramer and Dr. Steven Mardjetko who have served the IBJI pediatric population for several years.

DR. Andrea Kramer is a state-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in pediatric orthopedics. She offers treatments for all major orthopedic congenital diseases, including hip dysplasia, club feet, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and Down syndrome. She also takes care of scoliosis, traumatic injuries, and sports injuries. Dr. Kramer offers the very latest in surgical and clinical techniques, including the latest in fracture fixation and bracing.

DR. Steven Mardjetko is a certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders with an emphasis on pediatric spinal deformities, including early onset spinal deformities. It offers a variety of treatment options for very young children, including advanced techniques that are not generally available. Since Dr. Mardjetko treats both adults and children, he can understand how spinal disease affects a child later in life and offer treatment that takes long-term results into account. He honed his skills caring for children with rare diseases at Shriners Hospital for Children for 17 years Chicago.

IBJI houses a team of specialists and specialists who are committed to a comprehensive treatment approach from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.

Request an appointment with one of IBJI’s orthopedic pediatricians today.

About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
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