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Welcome to the Center for Pediatric Orthopaedics

From infancy, a child's body is growing and developing into the structure that will define them as an adult. The orthopaedic surgeons at Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute can care for your child at any stage of development. Infants, young children, and adolescents who need orthopaedic care benefit from our team-based approach that focuses on meeting the unique needs of children. PBOI physicians provide specialized and personalized operative and non-operative treatment to every patient. Our passionate team of physicians, surgeons, and nurse practitioners are at the forefront, providing the most advanced pediatric orthopaedics treatment to your child.

Fellowship Trained

Michael Cooney, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

Interests: Sports Medicine, Trauma-Related Injuries, Arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery

Kenneth Gerszberg, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle

Interests: General Orthopaedics, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Trauma-Related Injuries, Total Ankle Replacement, Foot & Ankle Surgery

James Kerpsack, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Interests: Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Trauma-Related Injuries

Michael Leighton, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine

Interests: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, General Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery, Total Shoulder Replacement, Trauma-Related Injuries

John Schilero, D.P.M.
Fellowship Trained: Foot & Ankle Surgery, Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery

Interests: Podiatry, Pediatric Foot Care, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma-Related Injuries

Treating

Michael Cooney, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

Interests: Sports Medicine, Trauma-Related Injuries, Arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery

Kenneth Gerszberg, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle

Interests: General Orthopaedics, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Trauma-Related Injuries, Total Ankle Replacement, Foot & Ankle Surgery

James Kerpsack, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Interests: Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Trauma-Related Injuries

Michael Leighton, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine

Interests: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, General Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery, Total Shoulder Replacement, Trauma-Related Injuries

John Schilero, D.P.M.
Fellowship Trained: Foot & Ankle Surgery, Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery

Interests: Podiatry, Pediatric Foot Care, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma-Related Injuries

Anatomy

Children’s bones are different from adults. Infants start off with a skeleton made of cartilage that matures into calcified bone during the early years of development. As children grow and develop, their bones have a softer structure than adults. The softer characteristic allows their bones to fracture or break in different ways than adult bones do. The biggest difference is the presence of growth plates in children’s bones. Growth plates consist of developing cartilage tissue near the end of long bones.

Diagnostics

Children who need orthopaedic care benefit from our team based approach to pediatric orthopaedics that focuses on meeting the unique needs of children. When needed your child's physician will perform physical examination, X-rays and other scans to better diagnose your condition and prescribe the best method of treatment.

Conditions

Issues affecting bones, joints, and muscles can be frightening for you and your child. We diagnose and treat pediatric orthopaedic injuries such as limb and spine deformities from birth or developed later in life. We care for acute injuries, fractures, and strains. From broken arms and sports injuries to complex spine conditions, your child will receive world-class, family-centered care at Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute.

Care & Management

When children and teens have problems with their bones, joints, or muscles their treatment plans differ from adults. It is important that they receive comprehensive care from specialists who have experience treating children. Our physicians specialize in nonsurgical and surgical pediatric orthopaedic treatments for your child and help them become the healthiest version of themselves.

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    4215 Burns Rd
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    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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    1411 N Flagler Dr
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    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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    2055 Military Tr
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    7701 Southern Blvd
    Suite 100
    West Palm Beach, FL 33411