Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute Serving Patients in DeKalb, IL & Nearby Communities
The only pediatric orthopedic surgeon in DeKalb, IL, is Dr. Laura Lemke, who practices at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute. At MOI, Dr. Lemke diagnoses, treats, and manages a full range of children’s musculoskeletal conditions. Fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopedic surgery, our pediatric specialist is also a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.
Because children are not simply smaller versions of adults, the practice of pediatric orthopedic medicine presents certain challenges that require specialized expertise. For instance, many musculoskeletal conditions that occur in children are related to growth and development, and therefore do not affect adults. Also, the evaluation and treatment for a child often differs substantially from that of an adult – even for the very same condition. That’s because a child may not be able to answer medical questions, clearly articulate what is bothering him or her, or remain calm and cooperative during a medical examination, which can easily seem frightening and overwhelming to a child – especially a child who isn’t feeling well. The pediatric orthopedic surgeon at MOI has the unique skills and compassionate manner necessary to treat children in a non-threatening manner that puts them at ease so that they are more likely to relax and cooperate.
Using the latest non-surgical options and, when necessary, advanced surgical techniques, we treat children from DeKalb and throughout the surrounding Illinois areas for a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Traumatic injuries
- Fractures and dislocations of extremities
- Congenital deformities
- Club feet
- Hip dysplasia
- Leg length differences
- Gait abnormalities
- Spina bifida
- Cerebral palsy
Whether a child has a broken arm, sports-related injury, or complex spine condition, our pediatric orthopedic surgeon can provide comprehensive, individualized care at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute. Her goal is to not only improve the physical health of children, adolescents, and young adults, but also enhance their lives and promote their future good health.
To learn more about our services in the DeKalb, IL, area, contact Midwest Orthopaedic Institute to schedule an appointment with the pediatric orthopedic surgeon.