Pediatric Orthopedic Services

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Patients can now schedule their own appointments at all seven Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) locations. Patients can choose the first available or the most convenient appointment times for participating clinicians.

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The goals of the pediatric orthopedic program at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush are to combine research and clinical expertise to provide the highest quality, most innovative care in a family-centered way and to meet the special needs of children, adolescents, and their families.

The section of pediatric orthopedic surgery is an area of excellence focused on the care of musculoskeletal problems in newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Experience, Compassion and Most Advanced Procedures

Dr. Monica Kogan, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, leads an experienced orthopedics team specializing in conditions ranging from congenital disabilities to complex neuromuscular diseases. In addition to treating patients, she is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Pediatric Orthopedics Department at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.

Dr. Kogan specializes in limb lengthening procedures for children with shortened legs due to congenital abnormalities, significant fractures and serious medical conditions. 

Conditions Treated

Congenital deformities Congenital hemimelia
Hemiatrophy Hemihypertrophy
Developmental dysplasia Congenital pseudarthrosis
Bowed legs Clubfeet
Post-traumatic injuries Growth plate fractures
Improper fracture growth Blount's disease
Limb length discrepency Proximal femoral focal deficiency
Lower extremity deformity correction Cerebral palsy
Osteomyelitis Septic arthritis
Neurologic dysfunction Walking disorder

Cutting Edge Procedures

Dr. Kogan is the most experienced Chicago orthopedic surgeon in leg lengthening for young people with uneven leg length due to congenital abnormalities, major fractures or disease, such as cancer. She uses the Precice™ internal leg lengthening device powered by magnets that gradually lengthen the bone. All lengthening occurs inside the limb, which means less pain, no open wounds, no external brace and a reduced chance of infection. The hand-held device can be used at home. 

Education Counts

Dr. Monica Kogan received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, and completed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. She performed her pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at the renowned Primary Children's Hospital and Shriner's Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT. She spent five years at Children's Hospital and Research Center, Oakland, CA, specializing in the treatment of children's broken bones and other pediatric orthopedic conditions.



Monica Kogan, M.D.

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Assistant Professor, Director, Pediatric Orthopedics, Rush University Medical Center

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