Hip, Knee and Foot

So many childhood aspirations are linked to the ability to walk straight, stand tall, move gracefully and run easily. Performance depends on how well feet, legs, knees and hips function. The Pediatric Orthopaedic team at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California address the surgical and non-surgical needs of children with hip, knee and foot issues so they can achieve their personal best. Babies born with club foot, a limb deficiency or hip dysplasia are among patients seen by pediatric orthopaedic specialists at Shriners Hospital. Care also extends to children and adolescents who suffer accidental and traumatic injuries that impair function.  The course of care is determined individually for each patient. In each and every case, the goal is to optimize function and put the child on the road to independence.

Medical Concentration

  • Arthrogryposis
  • Clubfoot
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
  • Dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Limb Deficiencies (Prosthetics & Orthotics)
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Tarsal coalitions 
  • Vertical talus 

The Medical Team

Jennette L. Boakes, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Jon R. Davids, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Brian Haus, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist

Fatema L. Iqbal, M.D. M.S.
Musculoskeletal Pediatrician

Vedant Kulkarni, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Joel Lerman, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Holly Leshikar, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Debra Templeton, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon


Clinical research studies focus on improving non-surgical and surgical outcomes of pediatric sports injuries.

Patient Referral

916-453-2111 (Emergency Referral)
916-453-2395 (fax)

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