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Pediatric orthopaedics

Pediatric orthopaedics


Pediatric orthopaedics patient with walkerSince our first hospital opened its doors in 1922, providing care for pediatric orthopaedic conditions has been a foundation of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We can help children with essentially any orthopaedic condition, other than an acute trauma.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative services to children with congenital deformities and conditions, problems resulting from orthopaedic injuries, and diseases of the neuromusculoskeletal system.

Pediatric orthopaedic conditions

The majority of our locations provide pediatric orthopaedic care. Commonly treated conditions include:

  • Clubfoot
  • Hand disorders
  • Limb deficiencies/discrepancies
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease and other hip disorders
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease)
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Orthopaedic problems associated with cerebral palsy and spina bifida

At 12 of our locations, the orthopaedic physicians and clinical staff have access to motion analysis centers. These high-tech facilities use a system of reflective markers, high-speed cameras and computers to develop a model of a child’s walking pattern that can provide data to assist the medical team in recommending the best treatment plan.

Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services, LLC

In addition to innovative treatments and therapies, several Shriners Hospitals for Children have in-house pediatric orthotic and prosthetic services (POPS) departments. The POPS teams fabricate custom-fit devices in kid-friendly environments. Collaborating closely with physicians, nurses, and occupational and physical therapists, the best possible outcomes are achieved for their patients.

Services to support optimum health and independence

Our goal is to help each child become as healthy and independent as possible. We are dedicated to providing a complete range of appropriate medical and rehabilitative care to achieve this objective, including surgeries; physical, occupational and recreation therapies; and orthotic and prosthetic services.

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, each patient receives an individualized care plan incorporating the full range of needed multidisciplinary services, always incorporating the patient and family’s goals and addressing their concerns.

For more information about a particular condition contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children directly or call 800-237-5055 in the U.S., or 800-361-7256 in Canada.