About half of all kids with cerebral palsy will have at least one surgery during their lives. Orthopaedic surgery can be an important part of their success now and in the future.

Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons at Cincinnati Children’s take a minimally invasive, less-is-more approach to caring for children with cerebral palsy. Their goal is to help kids be more independent, reduce discomfort and pain, and experience a better quality of life.

They are passionate about understanding each child’s unique needs and choosing the least invasive way of meeting those needs. Sometimes that means delaying surgery. Other times it means doing several procedures all at once to avoid doing multiple surgeries later. Each surgical plan is individual and unique to each patient.

Providing the right surgery at the right time requires well-honed evaluation skills and a high level of surgical skill. Our pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are leading the way internationally, using minimally invasive techniques to achieve excellent results.

They participate in research studies to test the latest devices and therapies for children with cerebral palsy. They are global leaders in cerebral palsy care and are actively working with colleagues worldwide to create standardized surgical guidelines for children with CP. That work will help prevent unnecessary surgeries, reduce costs for families, improve the quality of care and remove confusion from conflicting surgical recommendations.