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Cleveland Clinic's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has been a leader in the treatment of fracture nonunion and in the development of methods to improve outcomes though improved bone-grafting techniques. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery also treats fractures and fracture mal-unions.

Fortunately, over 90% of all fractures will go on to heal, given the current established methods of care. However, in every fracture there is the risk that the fracture may fail to heal, or be so delayed in healing that additional treatment is needed.

The primary difference between adult and children’s fractures is those children’s bones are still growing – which often makes them heal faster than adult bones. While most children’s fractures can be managed without surgery, operative treatment provides superior outcomes for select injuries. Fractures that typically do better with operative treatment include open or compound fractures, displaced growth plate fractures, and fractures that involve the surface of a joint.

Growth plate fractures can be challenging cases and are best managed by a pediatric orthopaedic specialist. Treatment can include casting, gentle closed manipulation (also referred to “setting” the fracture), and sometimes surgery to optimize the position and function of the growth plate.

Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeons treat all fractures including difficult fracture problems such as pelvic/acetabular (hip socket) injuries, complex long-bone fractures, intraarticular fractures that involve joint surfaces especially when near the joint, bone infections, bones that heal incorrectly and fractures that have difficulty healing.

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Robert Tracy Ballock, MD
 

Robert Tracy Ballock, MD

Ballock, Robert Tracy, MD
216.444.2606

Location(s): Beachwood Family Health Center, Strongsville Family Health Center, Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialties: Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome, Bursitis, Club Feet, Growth Plate Injuries, Hip Dysplasia, Knee Injuries, Knee Ligament Injuries more

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: Yes

Education: Harvard Medical School

 
Damien Billow, MD
 

Damien Billow, MD

Billow, Damien, MD
440.312.4500

Location(s): Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialties: Broken Bones, Foot Trauma, Trauma Treatment

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: Yes

Education: University of Toledo College of Medicine

 
Peter Evans, MD, PhD
 

Peter Evans, MD, PhD

Evans, Peter, MD, PhD
216.444.6260

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Independence Family Health Center

Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialties: Arthritis, Broken Bones, Hand and Wrist Arthritis, Hand Problems, Hand Related Sports Injuries, Nerve Compression of the Hand, Nerve Injuries more

Treats: Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Surgeon: Yes

Education: University of Calgary

 
Ryan Goodwin, MD
 

Ryan Goodwin, MD

Goodwin, Ryan, MD
216.444.2606

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Solon Family Health Center, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center

Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialties: Cerebral Palsy, Club Feet, Femoroacetabular Impingement, Hip Disorders, Hip Labral Tears, Idiopathic Scoliosis, Knee Injuries more

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: Yes

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

 
David Gurd, MD
 

David Gurd, MD

Gurd, David, MD
216.444.2606

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Willoughby Hills Family Health Center, Euclid Medical Office, Independence Family Health Center

Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialties: Back Pain in Athletes, Broken Bones, Cerebral Palsy, Club Feet, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, Foot Deformities, Hip Dysplasia more

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: Yes

Education: The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health

 
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