Pediatric Orthopedics | OLOL Children's Hospital

Pediatric Orthopedics

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital provides excellent, comprehensive and compassionate care to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Children exhibit different growth patterns throughout their development many of which they outgrow.

However, some conditions may persist and be linked to other more severe conditions. Whether your child is in need of fracture care or a consult on other orthopedic conditions, such as Spina Bifida or Cerebral Palsy, our team of orthopedic specialists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists and social workers are ready to help.

Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Brad Culotta, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic where he specializes in Pediatric Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery. Dr. Culotta received his Doctor of Medicine degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital. He further specialized in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery through fellowship training at the Atlanta Scottish Rite Hospital - Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

John Faust, MD received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. He completed his pediatric residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY and his Fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Children's Health of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. He is Board Certified in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

Michael Frierson, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. He completed an internship and residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. He completed his Fellowship at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Tampa, FL. Dr. Frierson is Board Certified in orthopedic surgery.


Bone, Joint, and Muscle Infections
Cerebral Palsy
Growth Plate Fractures
High School Sports Injuries
Muscular Dystrophy
Nonossifying Fibroma
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Overuse Injuries in Children

Shoulder & Elbow

Elbow Fractures in Children
Erb's Palsy (Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy)

Hip & Thigh

Developmental Dislocation
(Dysplasia) of the Hip (DDH)
Limb Length Discrepancy
Pediatric Thighbone (Femur) Fracture
Perthes Disease
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Snapping Hip
Sports hernia (Athletic Pubalgia)

Knee & Lower Leg

Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain
Bowed Legs
Discoid Meniscus
Limb Length Discrepancy
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
The Limping Child

Foot & Ankle

Ankle Fractures in Children
Flexible Flatfoot in Children
Lawn Mower Injuries in Children
Vertical Talus

Neck & Back

Back Pain in Children
Congenital Muscular Torticollis (Twisted Neck)
Congenital Scoliosis
Kyphosis (Roundback) of the Spine
Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents
Scoliosis: Frequently Asked Questions
Spinal Deformity in Children with Myelomeningocele
Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Treatments & Surgeries

About Casts (video)
Care of Casts and Splints
Children's Clubfoot: Treatment with Casting or Operation?

Outpatient Orthopedic services available at this location:

Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
8080 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite 1000
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Telephone: (225) 924-2424

Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge
7301 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 
Telephone: (225) 766-0050