Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopaedic Conditions and Treatments

An orthopaedic condition not caught early in life could lead to larger problems in adolescence and adulthood. From initial screening to the final treatment and beyond, the Children’s Orthopaedic programs offer specialized treatment for patients from birth to age 21.

Our physicians have extensive experience with infant, toddler and adolescent conditions.

General Orthopaedics Conditions

  • Amputation
  • Bone health disorders 
  • Burns 
  • Clubfoot 
  • Congenital vertical talus
  • Flatfeet
  • Fractures 
  • Hemophilia 
  • Short stature syndrome 
  • Limb length inequality 
  • Musculoskeletal tumors
  • Myelodysplasia/spina bifida 
  • Cerebral palsy, neurological disorders
  • Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, neuromuscular disorders
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sports injuries 

Hand and Upper Extremity Conditions

  • Amputation
  • Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Burns
  • Fingertip Crush Injury
  • Ganglion
  • Hand and finger fractures
  • Polydactyly
  • Nerve injuries
  • Radial Longitudinal Deficiency (RLD)
  • Scaphoid fractures, carpal bone injuries
  • Split Thumb
  • Syndactyly
  • Tendon lacerations (cuts)
  • Trigger thumb and fingers

Hip Conditions

Our interactive hip animation explains common pediatric and adolescent hip conditions such as:

  • ­Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
  • ­Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • ­Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
  • ­Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)

Some other hip conditions include:

  • Hip fractures
  • Hip pain

Hip treatments include:

  • Hip anthroplasty
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip osteoplasty

Spine Conditions


We also treat other spine conditions including: spondylolisthesis, spinal deformities and spine fractures.



    At Children's, we understand that a child's body is different from an adults and take every precaution to make sure each child receives the lowest dose of radiation possible during their scan. Learn more about the safety measures we are taking.

    Radiology procedures used to diagnose pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic conditions include: