Connecticut Children’s Division of Orthopedics specializes in all types of complex neuromuscular disorders and provides comprehensive care for associated limb and spine deformities.

The diagnoses that we treat include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Turner syndrome
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Rett syndrome
  • Charcot-Marie-Toothe disease

Why Connecticut Children’s

Neuromuscular disorders have complex and varied impacts on a child’s mobility, affecting each child differently. The Neuromuscular Disorders program is made up of highly experienced orthopedic specialists who tailor treatments to your child and their unique needs. These treatments can range from bracing programs to complex bony or soft tissue surgeries.

The Neuromuscular Disorders program partners with Connecticut Children’s Center for Motion Analysis to understand how each child’s diagnosis affects how they walk. We use this information to create an impactful, custom treatment plan for your child, and carefully measure their progress.

Our Team

Jeffrey Thomson, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Janet Zahradnik, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Kristan Pierz, MD

Medical Director, Center for Motion Analysis

Mark Lee, MD

Division Head, Orthopedics

Philip Mack, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Sonia Chaudhry, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedic Surgeon