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Pediatric Orthopaedics

From broken bones to the most complex orthopedic conditions, the Pediatric Orthopaedics program at Monroe Carell offers the region's most advanced care in a family-friendly environment.

We treat a wide range of pediatric problems, including complex fractures; sports injuries; deformities of the spine, bones, hips or feet; scoliosis; and infections of the musculoskeletal system.

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Conditions We Treat

We treat all orthopaedic conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

In some cases, your child's care may be referred to one of our consulting orthopaedic surgeons. 

Kevin M. Dale
4.5

Kevin M. DaleMD

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics and Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine and Surgery, Sports Medicine
David S. Ebenezer
4.6

David S. EbenezerMD

    Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Fractures, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics and Surgery, Pediatric Trauma
Nathaniel Lempert
4.7

Nathaniel LempertBS, MD

    Muscular and Movement Disorders, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Fractures, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics and Surgery
Craig R. Louer
4.7

Craig R. LouerJr, MD

    Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Limb Differences, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics and Surgery, Pediatric Spinal Surgery, Spine
Jeffrey E. Martus
4.9

Jeffrey E. MartusMD, MS

    Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Limb Differences, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics and Surgery, Pediatric Spinal Surgery, Spine
Gregory A. Mencio
4.5

Gregory A. MencioMD

    Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Limb Differences, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics and Surgery, Pediatric Spinal Surgery, Spine
Alex B. Diamond
4.9

Alex B. DiamondDO, MPH

    Adolescent Medicine, Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Dwayne H. D'Souza

Dwayne H. D'SouzaMD

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adult Orthopaedics, Fractures, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Andrew J. Gregory
4.5

Andrew J. GregoryMD, FAAP

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Fractures, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Mihir J. Desai
4.9

Mihir J. DesaiMD, MS

    Adult Orthopaedics, Elbow Surgery, Fractures, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Hand Surgery
Steve Engstrom
4.9

Steve EngstromMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Jennifer L. Halpern
5

Jennifer L. HalpernMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Joshua M. Lawrenz
4.8

Joshua M. LawrenzMD, MSCI

    Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Cancer, Joint Replacement, Musculoskeletal Infection, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Donald H. Lee
4.5

Donald H. LeeMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery
Gregory G. Polkowski
4.9

Gregory G. PolkowskiII, MD, MSCR

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Herbert S. Schwartz
4.8

Herbert S. SchwartzMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Jaron P. Sullivan
4.8

Jaron P. SullivanMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Douglas R. Weikert
4.9

Douglas R. WeikertMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics

Why Choose Pediatric Orthopaedics at Monroe Carell

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks us as a top children’s hospital in the nation for orthopedic care.

  • hospital, building, Unique facility
    Full-service outpatient clinic

    For children with injuries, we have a full-service outpatient clinic providing X-rays, casting services, referrals and consultations for physical and occupational therapy.

  • health, circle, cross, Comprehensive care
    Safer X-ray imaging

    We offer some patients the EOS X-ray imaging system. It uses ultra-low radiation doses (up to 50 times lower depending on the scan type) to capture 2D and 3D images. Children who need frequent scans for their conditions are exposed to far less radiation over their lifetimes.

  • caduceus, Depth of expertise, excellent outcomes
    Specialized care

    Our providers are all specialty trained in pediatric sports medicine or pediatric orthopedic surgery. This expertise means the best possible care for your child. Other programs and services we provide include general orthopedics and fracture care; care for scoliosis, cerebral palsy, spasticity and osteogenesis imperfecta; and a hip preservation clinic.

  • medical research, flask, Innovative techniques
    Innovative research

    Our researchers make the discoveries that improve orthopedic care for children and teenagers here and at other hospitals nationwide where our trained doctors serve.

  • social, Collaborative care, people, conference, Team, staff, partners
    Collaborative care

    Monroe Carell takes care of your child – the whole child. A problem with your child’s bones or joints might bring you to our pediatric orthopedic team. If your child has other needs, we work with Vanderbilt specialists who offer other types of care, including rheumatology, neurology, neurosurgery, developmental medicine and endocrine/diabetes care.

  • boy, child, sports, athletes
    Trusted by athletes

    We are the official health care provider for the Nashville Predators, Nashville Sounds, Nashville Soccer Club and the Vanderbilt University Commodores. You can expect the same level of care we provide these top athletes.

The Day I Broke My Arm

Silas Roupp has a story he wants to tell you about how to avoid breaking your arm. His mom, Susan, also has a story to share about convenient care close to home. Watch their stories here, and learn about our pediatric orthopaedic services in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, Franklin and Mt. Juliet.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

Locations

Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville
128 North Anderson Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5002 Crossings Circle, Suite 230
Mount Juliet, TN 37122