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BRAD Culotta, M.D.

Dr. Brad Culotta is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic where he specializes in Pediatric Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery.

Dr. Culotta received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans,  Louisiana. He completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital. He further specialized in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery through fellowship training at the Atlanta Scottish Rite Hospital - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

During his education and training, Dr. Culotta has been recognized in numerous ways for his outstanding accomplishments. Upon graduation from LSU School of Medicine, he received the Chancellors Award, which honors an outstanding graduate for leadership, professional excellence, and scholarship. During his residency training at UAB, he was honored the OTA Resident Teaching Award for his guidance and mentorship to younger residents. Upon completion of his residency training, he received the Kurt  Niemann Award recognizing him as the Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Graduate for leadership and professionalism.  Now established in practice, Dr. Culotta has been recognized for his efforts in Parents Magazine, Louisiana Med, Wee Believe Childrens Hospital Publication, and is being nominated for the Baton Rouge Business Report's 40 Under 40. 


Dr. Culotta provides musculoskeletal care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults at the following locations:

  • Surgical Specialty Center
  • Our Lady of the Lake Childrens Hospital
  • Lake Surgery Center
  • Baton Rouge General Medical Center
    Bluebonnet Campus Womans Hospital McMains Childrens Developmental Center

Education:

  • Doctor of Medicine (Honors)
    LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Biological Sciences, Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude)
     LSU, Baton Rouge, LA

Residencies & Fellowships:

  • Residency
    UAB Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, AL
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship
    Atlanta Scottish Rite Pediatric Orthopaedics, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Professional Associations:

  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (candidate active)

Awards & Honors:

  • Kurt Niemann Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Graduate
  • Orthopaedic Resident Teaching Award (awarded by OTA/JOT)
  • Chancellor's Award, Outstanding Graduate, LSU School of Medicine
  • Parents Magazine - "Dad Next Door"
  • Louisiana Med -  "Scoliosis Surgery"
  • Wee Believe Publication - "Arthrogryposis / Congenital Vertical Talus", "Scoliosis"

Research & Presentations:

  • "Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Surgical Site Infection in Spinal Surgery"
  • "Health 4 Life: Blounts Disease and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis - Optimizing Health Outcomes in Obese Pediatric Patients"
  • "Efficient and Effective Pediatric Fracture Care: Treatment of Displaced Forearm Fractures - A Quality Improvement Initiative"
  • "Weight Gain During External Fixation"
  • "An Extension-Distraction Injury: Traumatic Partial Correction of Thoracic Kyphosis; A Case Report and Literature Review"
  • "Femoral Head Resurfacing in Patients Under 30 Years of Age"
  • "Neglect and Diagnostic Delay of Malignant Soft Tissue Sarcomas"

PATIENT RESOURCES

The following information is available to provide information and education for our patients.

 

“Why should I bring my child to a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon?”

 
 

What is the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME External Fixator?

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME fixator is an external device for limb correction, lengthening and/or straightening that is based on the ILIZAROV™ method. This external fixator takes advantage of the body's natural ability to grow healthy new bone tissue and gives the surgeon the ability to accurately move bones to their correct anatomic alignment.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device fits around your limb and is attached to the bone with pins or wires that extend from the rings, through the skin and bone to the other side.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device is a circular, metal frame with two rings that connect with six telescopic struts that can be independently lengthened or shortened relative to the rest of the frame. This allows for six different axes of movement, which gives the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device the ability to correct even the most difficult congenital deformities and trauma cases.

When using the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device, your surgeon inputs information about your original bone deformity into an advanced web-based computer application. This information is then interpreted by the software and a day-by-day treatment plan is created. The software also creates an image of your deformity on screen and shows how the bones should be moving each day, until the bones are completely set in proper alignment.

You then make daily adjustments to the struts, depending on your prescribed course of treatment. As the adjustments are made, the rings are repositioned with respect to each other, moving bones in the directions necessary for treatment.

Your surgeon is able to make a side-by-side comparison of current X-Rays and the projected plan of treatment graphics created by the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device software. This comparison ensures that your bones are healing in the correct alignment and at the appropriate pace.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME External Fixator is a winner of the Medical Device Excellence Award.

Source: ©2016 Smith & Nephew, All Rights Reserved.

Adjusting the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME fixator is an external device for limb correction, lengthening and/or straightening that is based on the ILIZAROV™ method. This external fixator takes advantage of the body's natural ability to grow healthy new bone tissue and gives the surgeon the ability to accurately move bones to their correct anatomic alignment.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device fits around your limb and is attached to the bone with pins or wires that extend from the rings, through the skin and bone to the other side.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device is a circular, metal frame with two rings that connect with six telescopic struts that can be independently lengthened or shortened relative to the rest of the frame. This allows for six different axes of movement, which gives the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device the ability to correct even the most difficult congenital deformities and trauma cases.

When using the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device, your surgeon inputs information about your original bone deformity into an advanced web-based computer application. This information is then interpreted by the software and a day-by-day treatment plan is created. The software also creates an image of your deformity on screen and shows how the bones should be moving each day, until the bones are completely set in proper alignment.

You then make daily adjustments to the struts, depending on your prescribed course of treatment. As the adjustments are made, the rings are repositioned with respect to each other, moving bones in the directions necessary for treatment.

Your surgeon is able to make a side-by-side comparison of current X-Rays and the projected plan of treatment graphics created by the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device software. This comparison ensures that your bones are healing in the correct alignment and at the appropriate pace.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME External Fixator is a winner of the Medical Device Excellence Award.

Source: ©2016 Smith & Nephew, All Rights Reserved.