Specializing in the treatment of growing bones, joints and muscles

SLUCare's pediatric orthopedic surgeons specialize in the treatment of growing bones, joints and muscles. Growing bodies have an entirely different set of needs from fully developed bodies. Therefore, children must be treated as more than just small adults. That is why, when it comes to injuries, neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, myelomeningocele and muscular dystrophy, scoliosis and congenital deformities, our pediatric orthopedic specialists are attentive to immediate recovery, as well as future development. Techniques most commonly used to treat these conditions include physical therapy, braces, splints and surgery, when necessary.

Available Services

  • Physical therapy
  • Braces
  • Splints
  • Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Scoliosis and 
  • Congenital deformities

Our Physicians

Elizabeth Engel, MD
Aki Puryear, MD
Jasmin McGinty, MD
Shay Hietpas, PA
Emily Massaro, PA
Thomas Topper, PA

Our Locations

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
1465 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104

SSM Health Outpatient Center - St. Charles
1475 Kisker Road, Suite 275
St. Charles, MO 63304

St. Anthony's Medical Plaza
12700 Southfork Road
St. Louis, MO 63128

Anderson Hospital
2133 Vadalabene
Maryville, IL 62062

For more information, visit SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital website.