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July 17, 2014 16:03 ET

MedStar Orthopaedics Advances Care for Pediatric Patients, Welcomes Expert Surgeon Andrew Abramowitz, MD, to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2014) - MedStar Orthopaedics has expanded the range of orthopaedic services offered to children from birth through adolescence, welcoming Andrew Abramowitz, MD, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopaedics, to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.

"MedStar Orthopaedics is eager to expand our services to better serve our region's children," said Les Matthews, MD, medical director of MedStar Orthopaedics. "Joining Lindsay Jones, MD, and Frank Dawson, MD, our team of sports medicine pediatricians, Dr. Abramowitz furthers our scope of care bringing extensive experience and ability to treat our pediatric patients with surgical needs."

Practicing as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon for over 13 years, Dr. Abramowitz is an expert in all aspects of musculoskeletal problems common to children and adolescents. He specializes in routine conditions such as hip dysplasia, clubfeet, in-toeing, out-toeing, flatfeet, bowlegs, knock-knees, Perthes disease, slipped epiphysis, fractures and sports injuries. In addition, he has advanced expertise in the treatment of neuromuscular conditions with spasticity such as cerebral palsy, stroke, and traumatic brain injuries as well as limb lengthening and deformity.

After receiving his medical degree from Boston University, Dr. Abramowitz served his residency at the Boston University Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Mass. He completed a Pediatric Orthopaedic fellowship at the Gillette Children's Hospital and the Shriners Hospital for Children in Minnesota. He also completed a fellowship in Limb Lengthening and Deformity at the Minnesota Limb Length Center.

His extensive clinical experience includes working at the Nemours Children's Clinic in Orlando, Fla., and the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, La., where he served as the assistant director of the gait lab.

Dr. Abramowitz is a member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He currently teaches orthopaedic surgery residents from the University of Maryland and pediatric residents from The Johns Hopkins University.

He will be seeing patients at his practice, MedStar Pediatric Orthopaedics, located on the MedStar Franklin Square campus at 9103 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 1500, Baltimore, MD 21237; and in Mount Airy at 1502 South Main Street, Suite 307, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

"We are excited to be able to bring pediatric orthopaedic services to our community," said Scott Krugman, MD, MedStar Franklin Square chair of pediatrics. "MedStar Franklin Square now can care for a broader range of orthopaedic conditions on site so parents do not have to travel to a specialty hospital."

Click here to learn more about pediatric orthopaedics at MedStar. To learn more about Dr. Abramowitz, or for a physician referral, click here or call 443-777-7900.

About MedStar Orthopaedics
MedStar Orthopaedics provides a comprehensive array of non-surgical and surgical treatment alternatives, sports medicine and spine surgery services at MedStar hospitals in the Baltimore region. MedStar Orthopaedics is comprised of experts from MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, The Curtis National Hand Center, and more than 20 community locations. Visit MedStarOrthopaedics.org for more information.

About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation's most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit medstarfranklin.org for more information.

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