An employed physician of ProHealth Inc., a sister company of Pekin Hospital, Tracey A. DeLucia, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from Loyola University - Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL. She has received highly specialized training from the top orthopedic hospital in the country - Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. DeLucia also has expertise in bioengineering (a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago) and brings a solid background in research and teaching to her position. She is a professional member of both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Dr. DeLucia joined the staff in 2011.
Dr. DeLucia's areas of interest include:
- Care of limb deformity and limb lengthening
- Infant hip dislocation
- Cerebral palsy
- Pediatric orthopedics
What is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon?
Pediatric orthopedic surgeons care for children of all ages with injuries or problems of their musculoskeletal systems (bones, muscles, and joints). They treat children with problems such as fractures, clubfeet, or scoliosis, and are especially trained to consider how these problems affect growing bones. For more information, check the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America site.