Orthopaedic conditions affect people of all ages, from new borns to elderly individuals. Some conditions may be congenital while some may be developed after birth.
Our expert team of physicians, surgeons and nurses specialize in providing the utmost care and best possible treatment for spine disorders in the pediatric population.
Sports medicine involves treating sports injuries which occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising.
The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints and is the point where the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum) join.
Limb lengthening is a reconstructive procedure where the deformed bone is straightened or missing bone is replaced.

Pediatric Orthopaedics

Bumps, bruises and broken bones are often part of a normal childhood. These injuries usually occur when a child falls and lands on an arm or leg in an awkward position. Broken bones, also known as fractures, are quite common and frequently happen while kids are playing or participating in sports.

Children’s bones differ from adults because they havegrowth plates (also called physes). These are areas of growing tissue near the end of bones that allow for growth. Because of this, some childhood fractures need specialized care. The Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital provides specialized care in evaluating and treating various fractures, including those that involve the growth plate.  In fact, we see over 35,000 patients annually, many of whom present for acute and chronic fracture management.

Please review the interactive graphic below to learn about some of the fractures we care for on a daily basis.