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Dr. George Gantsoudes

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Indianapolis, IN
18 years experience male

Locations

Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Indianapolis, IN

Address

705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

3172747197

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Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Carmel, IN

Office

Indianapolis, IN

About

Bio

I grew up in and around Chicago. I returned to Chicago after college at the University of Michigan to attend medical schoool. My residency training took me to New York City where I learned from some of the nations best orthopaedists. I was very fortunate to be able to pursue my passion for pediatric orthopaedics at the world famous Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego (currently #2 in US News World Report for pediatric orthopaedics). After six years away from the Midwest, I looked forward to returning "home." Thankfully, I received a phone call from my current Chairman, Dr. Randy Loder, who invitied me for an interview. I instantly knew that Riley Hospital for Children was the place for me. The entire institution exists to help the children of Indiana, and strives to achieve this goal every day. I have never worked with more dedicated people in my life, and consider myself lucky to be able to work with them.

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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

90 Answers
41 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Neurologic disorder: Cerebral palsy is due to a brain injury sustained before age two. The brain injury is stable, but the manifestations of the injury can change. Once yo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Many possibilities : If you're knee was ever very swollen immediately afterward, acl tear is possible. That or meniscus tear. If not, next most likely is mcl injury. I wou... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Depends on surgery: First and foremost, you should make sure that your surgeon is board certified (check www.Abos.Org). Depending on the type of surgery you are having, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Osgood Schlatter: Osgood-schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It is associated with tight qu... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Almost: Almost all cases of intoeing resolve by age 8. Pt, braces and special shoes do not help.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
It doesn't : Cerebral palsy is due to a brain injury sustained before age two. The brain injury is stable, but the manifestations of the injury can change. Once yo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
See a specialist: There are certain medical treatments that have been shown to be effective depending on the subtype of the oi. At my hospital, there are endocrinologis... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Global delay: Many children with cerebral palsy have a delay in achieving their milestones, whether it be walking, talking, coordinated hand movements, etc. Sometim... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Need more info...: Are you asking about pre-natal precautions? If so, none are needed. Just see a pediatric orthopaedic specialist when the child is born. The vast ma... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
It depends: I am a pediatric orthopaedist, but still see adults with cp, as I have more experience with the usual issues than my adult colleagues do. If it is for... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
See an orthopaedist: Specifically a pediatric orthopaedist. If the child's growth plates are still open, a small surgery called guided growth can help correct the patient... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
How bad is it?: If it was going to resolve on its own it would have done so while you were growing. Now, the only thing that can be done to correct it, if it's bad en... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
No brace. Stretch &: Stretch. Specifically the quads and rectus femoris. Osgood-schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Treatment, no cure : If you are referring to duchenne muscular dystrophy, there is no cure at this point. It is progressive disease where muscle is replaced by fibrotic ti... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Osgood Schlatter: Osgood-schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It is associated with tight qu... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Not all dysplasia : Usually dysplasia caused by fai, femeroacetabular impingement, causes those symptoms. It causes pain by the femur and pelvis inappropriately bumping i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Anything you can: You can and should do all that is physically possible to maintain strength and flexibility. I encourage my patients to do whatever resistance trainin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Go see an orthopod!: People with acl tears can be asymptomatic for years. However, it is not uncommon for people with tears to put lots of stress on the medial meniscus w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
It depends : There are certain milestones that we look for, among them head control, independent sitting, the achievement of mature reflexes and the loss of immatu... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
No time at all: Injuries sustained during birth start healing right away. Your daughter should stop hurting within a couple days and the bone should be fairly solid b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Try mda.org: I would try getting in touch with the people at www.Mda.Org. They should be able to help.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Depends on severity: Perthes disease can dramatically affect the shape of the femoral head. In severe cases, it can be like trying to fit a square peg (the femoral head) ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Clavicle fracture: The clavicle is the bone that connects the scapula to the sternum. A fracture (also known as a "break") can occur from a direct blow to the shoulder.... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
No weight at all: What i mean when i make my patients non-weight bearing is that they are not allowed to put any pressure whatsoever on the affected limb. Clarify with ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
No: There is no evidence that any exercise will increase your height.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Hormone: Growth hormone is a naturally occurring hormone released by the pituitary. It has been produced via recombinant dna technology as medication, known as... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Stretch, stretch and: Stretch. Specifically the quads and rectus femoris. Osgood-schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
A fair amount: A child with dmd will need many doctors visits and likely some surgeries in their lives. Going to a children's hospital or a multidisciplinary clinic ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Not likely: Almost all babies have their feet crossed in utero; it's just how we are packaged. Unless they thought they saw clubfoot, i wouldn't worry. Even if ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Series of X-rays: A skeletal survey is a series of x-rays that is used as a screening to tool. It occurs when multiple x-rays are obtained of all areas of the body loo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Many: There are many. Bone dysplasias, dwarfisms and nutritional deficiencies are all potential causes. In order to give you a more specific answer, i wou... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
I don't think so: Before subjecting your child to numerous adjustments, i would seek a second opinion. Consult a local pediatric orthopaedist who will do a comprehensi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
It's a long story...: Briefly, at the end of all long bones are physes (growth plates) that are composed of columns of cartilage cells. These columns grow one cell at a ti... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Velocity dependent: While spasticity has taken on many colloquial meanings, the true meaning is that of a velocity dependent resistance to stretch. A spastic muscle may ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Long answer : We are limited to 400 characters, so i can't go into a lot of detail. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by the failure of the body to make dystrop... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
No : One has nothing to do with the other.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
A genetic disorder: Osteogenesis imperfecta is a group of disorders that cause bone fragility due to an error in the genetic code for type i collagen. All tissues that ar... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
It's normal: Femoral anteversion and internal tibial torsion are normal variants that almost always go away without any treatment. I have never treated any of my ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Osgood-schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It is associated with tight qu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Be honest : I would always recommend being as forthright as possible with children. That being said, if you are talking about duchenne md, i think the extent of c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Fellowship: I would make sure that the surgeon you are seeing is well trained. Simply ask if your surgeon is a fellowship-trained orthopaedist. Also, ask if you... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
There are surgeries : If the deformity is severe enough, it can cause arthritis down the road. See an orthopaedist for a complete evaluation. A surgeon who does deformity c... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
It can be difficult : Most patients have contours around the patella that are lost when there is an effusion in the knee. Swelling is non - specific symptom and may or may ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
I'll try : Hypertonia implies that the muscles are "set" at a higher baseline level of tone; even at rest. The muscles are incapable of completely relaxing. This... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Only treatment is...: Surgery. If you have a true deformity from your rickets, your bones have acquired a fixed deformity. If you are interested in having this corrected,... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Osgood Schlatter: Osgood-schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It is associated with tight qu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Probably isn't LCP: You list your age as 44, so it's probably not legg-calve-perthes disease. Lcp is a condition that affects growing children. The blood supply to the f... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
About 50%: Most cases of oi are thought to be transmitted via an autosomal dominant mode of transmission. That means if one parent has it, 50% of the kids will h... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Avascular necrosis: Bone is a living tissue that is constantly turning over; this involves tightly regulated systems of bone addition and subtraction. In order to deliver... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
See an orthopaedist: A physical exam is the easiest way to do this. If you have bow legs (genu varum) your knees are bowed outward. Genu valgum is knock-knees, and the kne... Read More

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Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this Dr. Gantsoudes unreservedly. He is a talented dedicated pediatric orthopedic surgeon, who cares for his patients, as though they were his own children. He is a respected and universally...Read More
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Gantsoudes is an extremely compassionate, caring, bright orthopaedic surgeon with excellent technical skills. I would feel comfortable having him provide care to my own fa...Read More
I endorse this doctor. Dr Gantsoudes is an excecptional addition to the Riley community of Pediatric Orthopedic surgeons. He is a caring, compassionate and skilled surgeon, dedicated to patient care.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am a 40 yr old woman that has suffered from OI all of my life and my mother also had it. (she passed back in 94.) Horrible disease. :(
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Thank you! I've been in sick kids hospital and done xrays on my leg, now the doctors there just told me to watch for the activities that Ido
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have Osgood shutters in my knees extremely bad and been to many doct

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2004MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago
Graduated 2004MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Awards

Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2012
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, 2007
Resident Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching, 2005

Affiliations

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Publications

Treatment of Talocalcaneal Coalitions
Elbow Arthroscopy
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