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Pediatric Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery


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.


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

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"



The following links are available to provide information and education for our patients:


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


Conditions Routinely Treated by a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Bone, Joint, and Muscle Infections In Children

Cerebral Palsy

Growth Plate Fractures

High School Sports Injuries

Muscular Dystrophy


Nonossifying Fibroma

Osteochondritis Dissecans


Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Overuse Injuries in Children

Shoulder & Elbow

Elbow Fractures in Children

Erb's Palsy (Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy)

Forearm Fractures in Children

Hip & Thigh

Developmental Dislocation (Dysplasia) of the Hip (DDH)

Limb Length Discrepancy

Pediatric Thighbone (Femur) Fracture

Perthes Disease

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Snapping Hip

Sports hernia (Athletic Pubalgia)

Knee & Lower Leg

Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain

Bowed Legs

Discoid Meniscus

Limb Length Discrepancy

Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)

The Limping Child

Foot & Ankle

Ankle Fractures in Children


Flexible Flatfoot in Children


Lawn Mower Injuries in Children

Vertical Talus

Neck & Back

Back Pain in Children

Congenital Muscular Torticollis (Twisted Neck)

Congenital Scoliosis

Kyphosis (Roundback) of the Spine

Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents

Scoliosis: Frequently Asked Questions

Spinal Deformity in Children with Myelomeningocele

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Treatments & Surgeries

About Casts (video)

Care of Casts and Splints

Children's Clubfoot: Treatment with Casting or Operation?


Click here for other injury prevention and health promotion information in children and adolescents.