Dr. Kent Walker is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon practicing in LOUISVILLE, KY. Dr. Walker 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. Walker tends to childrens bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons can treat newborns to teenagers. Some conditions Dr. Walker treats include gait abnormalities like limping, limp and spine deformities, broken bones and bone and joint infections.
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