Dr. Michael Heffernan M.D.
Orthopedist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans LA, 70118
Dr. Michael Heffernan is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon practicing in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Heffernan specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system in children. As a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Heffernan tends to childrens bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons can treat newborns to teenagers. Some conditions Dr. Heffernan treats include gait abnormalities like limping, limp and spine deformities, broken bones and bone and joint infections.
Education and Training
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 2007
- Cerebral Palsy
- Back Pain
- Birth Defects
- Femur Fracture
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