Pediatric Orthopedics Doctor

At OAK Orthopedics, the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, our doctors have the knowledge and experience to treat a variety of pediatric orthopedic conditions and injuries.

It's not uncommon for children to require orthopedic care. Sometimes, this is due to a condition that's present at birth, such as a deformity, a congenital issue with the bones or joints, or a chronic condition, such as scoliosis. In other cases, a pediatric orthopedic specialist is needed to address an injury, including injuries sustained in youth sports.

No matter the needs of your child, our pediatric care professionals can provide a complete diagnosis and a comprehensive care plan to ensure that your little one grows up healthy and strong. To learn more about our commitment to children's health and proper orthopedic care, make an appointment with us today.

Our office provides medical attention to kids with a wide range of musculoskeletal issues. Some of the conditions our pediatric orthopedic doctors treat include:

  • Broken, deformed, or misaligned bones
  • Clubfoot
  • Complications from cerebral palsy
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
  • Limb length discrepancy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Other neuromuscular or musculoskeletal conditions
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal issues or deformities
  • Sports-related injuries, including fractures and sprains

When the pediatric patient arrives for an orthopedic evaluation, the first step will be an examination. We will use advanced imaging technologies when necessary, but also keep things gentle and non-frightening for your child. Once our orthopedic specialist arrives at a diagnosis, we'll be able to provide you with some treatment options.

These treatment options can vary. Whenever possible, we will stick with nonsurgical treatments, which might include the use of medication, an orthotic device, or physical therapy. However, in some cases, surgery may be required. Our doctors will be able to fill you in on everything you and your child can expect from pediatric orthopedic surgery, including the procedure itself as well as the recovery time. Note that the goal of surgical intervention is to resolve the problem quickly and fully, restoring your child to full mobility while relieving his or her pain and discomfort.

When it comes to your child's health, it's vital to seek care from the appropriate specialists, and that means seeking the right specialty-trained doctors who can combine their medical knowledge with a calming, kid-friendly approach. That's where our practice shines. We understand the unique needs that our young patients have, and we strive to get them back on their feet as quickly as possible while making the experience as friendly and relaxed as we can.

Specializing in What Moves You at OAK Orthopedics

At OAK Orthopedics, our world-class team of orthopedic experts is devoted to providing customized treatment plans focused on each patient's individual needs and goals.

Our specialty-trained pediatric orthopedic doctors, Dr. Wesley ChoyDr. Alexander MichalowDr. Eddie Jones Jr., and Dr. Kermit Muhammad, have extensive experience in treating a variety of pediatric orthopedic conditions and injuries. Nonsurgical methods will always be recommended first before considering surgery. However, there are situations in which conservative treatments will not provide adequate relief, and surgery is the best option to fix the problem. Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons are skilled in performing many surgical procedures and utilize state-of-the-art technology in doing so. Rest assured that when your child sees one of our specialists, they are in the care of the region's most preferred orthopedic providers. 

If your child has pain that needs to be evaluated, we encourage you to contact our team of orthopedic doctors today at one of our three locations in Bourbonnais, Frankfort, Mokena, or Watseka. Call (815) 928-8050 for our Bourbonnais or Watseka office or (815) 469-3452 for our Frankfort office, or request an appointment online with one of our experienced pediatric orthopedic surgeons.