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Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders Program

HOSPITAL/DIVISION
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Division of Pediatric Orthopedics

DIRECTOR
George H. Thompson, MD

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Christina K. Hardesty, MD

KEY CONTACT
Michelle Janas, RN 216-844-5620

APPOINTMENT LINE
For appointments and transfers, please call 216-844-7200.

Conditions Treated

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spasticity
  • Dystonia
  • Movement disorders
  • Gait abnormality
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Spina bifida
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Therapies

  • Casting and manipulation
  • Physical/occupational/speech therapy
  • Gait analysis
  • BOTOX® (botulinum toxin) therapy
  • Oral medications to treat spasticity, drooling and other conditions
  • Baclofen pump implantation and management
  • Surgical correction of neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Tendon lengthenings or transfers
  • Correction of curved or rotated bones\
  • Correction of dislocated joints

Distinguishing Features

  • Only physician in Ohio to offer all of these options in one officeOnly female orthopedic surgeon in the U.S. to offer these treatments
  • Integrated seamless collaboration with the Comprehensive Care team, including appointments the same day in the same location
  • Internationally recognized implantation and management of Baclofen pumps
  • Thorough evaluation of patient as a whole person, including family and caregivers – resulting in individualized care
  • Orthotics evaluation on site during clinic visit
  • National training center for fellows and physicians
  • Ranked #22 in the country by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019