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Dr. Shawn Standard

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Shawn Standard talking to an International Center for Limb Lengthening patient while showing him an x-ray of his legs

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Shawn Standard Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Shawn C. Standard, M.D., is Head of Pediatric Orthopedics at the International Center for Limb Lengthening. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Standard came to the ICLL in 2003 from the distinguished Nemours Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, where he started a combined general pediatric orthopedic and limb deformity clinic. He earned his medical degree in 1995 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his orthopedic residency training at the Medical College of Georgia in July 2000 and a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Nemours, concentrating on general pediatric orthopedics with a special interest in limb deformity correction and limb lengthening.

At the International Center for Limb Lengthening, he has established a clinic with concentrations in pediatric limb deformity correction and limb lengthening. He specializes in the care of congenital deformities, congenital limb deficiencies, developmental deformities of the pediatric musculoskeletal system and pediatric orthopedic trauma care. Dr. Standard uses the latest treatment options to correct fibular hemimelia, radial clubhand, congenital femoral deficiency, dwarfism and other types of bone dysplasias. He also treats pediatric and young adult complex hip conditions, specializing in late-onset Perthes disease and hip deformities resulting from Perthes disease.

Dr. Standard is married and has four children. He often donates one week of his vacation each year as a volunteer orthopedic surgeon at the Caribbean island of Grenada and the Dominican Republic.

Pediatric Conditions Treated by Dr. Standard

Dr. Standard helps children who have a variety of orthopedic conditions:

  • Lower Extremity Conditions

    • Perthes disease and avascular necrosis of the hip
    • Achondroplasia and other forms of dwarfism
    • Fibular hemimelia (absent or short fibula)
    • Congenital femoral deficiency or proximal focal femoral deficiency (short femur)
    • Tibial hemimelia (absent or short tibia)
    • Limb length discrepancy (this occurs when one leg is shorter than the other)
    • Short femur, tibia, or fibula
    • Blount disease
    • Ambulatory cerebral palsy (deformities and contractures)
    • Nonunions and malunions (this occurs when a fractured bone does not heal correctly)
    • Hip deformities
    • Hip dysplasia (congenital or developmental)
    • Knee or patellar deformities
    • Knock knees (genu valgum)
    • Bow legs (genu varum)
    • Joint contractures (e.g., pterygium syndrome, arthrogryposis)
    • Foot and ankle deformities
    • Bone infection (e.g., osteomyelitis, bone defects)
    • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) and femoral acetabular impingement
    • Congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia
    • Growth arrest
    • Bone tumors
    • Metabolic bone diseases
    • Fractures of the bones in the legs
  • Upper Extremity Conditions

    • Radial clubhand
    • Radial deficiency
    • Clubhand
    • Achondroplasia and other forms of dwarfism
    • Limb length discrepancy (this occurs when one arm is shorter than the other)
    • Nonunions and malunions (this occurs when a normal bone does not heal correctly)
    • Short humerus or radius
    • Congenital hand and upper extremity anomalies
    • Growth arrest
    • Bone infection (e.g., osteomyelitis, bone defects)
    • Bone tumors
    • Metabolic bone diseases
    • Fractures of the bones in the arms

Contact Information

Chat with Dr. Shawn Standard

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Published Research Articles

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Patient Stories

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Resources

Videos

Patient of Dr. Shawn Standard Shares Perthes Treatment Story

Dr. Shawn Standard Explaining Fibular Hemimelia and Congenital Femoral Deficiency

Dr. Standard Patient with Radial Club Hand Shares Story

Video of Patient with Fibular Hemimelia Treated by Dr. Shawn Standard

Dr. Shawn Standard Explaining Limb Lengthening for Dwarfism

Dr. Shawn Standard discusses his experiences with international orthopedic medical missions