Specialized orthopaedic care for bodies that are still growing

Specialized Care For Our Smallest Patients

Children aren’t tiny adults.  They have a different experience and set of concerns than adults do.  The same goes for pediatric orthopaedic care.  Many of our young patients can’t always articulate what’s causing their pain.  It may be difficult for them to answer medical questions or cooperate during a medical examination.  In addition to this, evaluating pediatric orthopaedic issues is complex because the patient’s body is still growing, so their response to injury, deformities and/or infections may differ considerably from an adult’s response.  Because of this, treatment options may also vary to offer an appropriate solution based on their level of physical development.

Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons diagnose, treat, and manage children’s musculoskeletal problems, including:

  • Deformities of the limbs and spine, including clubfoot, scoliosis, bowed legs  and limb length differences.
  • Gait abnormalities and problems walking
  • Broken bones
  • Other problems with bones and joints including tumors and infections.

Specialized care requires specialized training.  After completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at UCLA, Dr. Bragonier completed a  fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center and Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital.

If your child is experiencing pain or discomfort caused by an orthopaedic problem, contact us today to make an appointment.

What Our Patients Say

Thank you for helping my leg to heal!
Patient of Dr. Bragonier's, age 3
[Our son] slipped and broke his femur while we were visiting family…It was a nightmare and we were scared to death.  The care our son received from Dr. Bragonier and staff was amazing.  You guys helped make an absolutely terrible situation just a little more manageable, and for that we are so very grateful…
Parent of 2 year old patient of Dr. Bragonier's