Pediatric Orthopedics

Our orthopedics service has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation in orthopedics.

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We're here to fix broken bones.

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital provides a full range of orthopedic care for children and adolescents who have common and complex pediatric orthopedic conditions including fractures, sports injuries, or developmental disorders. Our physicians are experts in scoliosis and spinal surgery.

Our Approach

Orthopedic oncologists on our staff have national recognition for their work in bone and soft-tissue tumors, and reconstructive surgery after oncology treatment.

Our orthopedics service has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation in orthopedics (injuries and diseases of the skeletal system).

Patients at our academic health center have the benefit of being treated by an integrated team of physicians, staff, and specialists. We provide a host of unique advantages to our patients, including improved quality of care, state-of-the-art technologies, advanced treatment for the entire spectrum of orthopedic conditions ranging from ankle sprains, and minor bone fractures to the most complex spine, hip, knee, hand, or bone cancer.

We are passionate about providing excellent orthopedic care. We hope you will partner with us in improving your child's orthopedic health.

Conditions We Treat

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a frequently used procedure by orthopedic surgeons to examine, diagnose, and treat disorders inside a joint. Arthroscopic surgery is an option for a number of medical conditions, including: achilles tendonitis, arthritis, bone fracture, heel spur, herniated disc, and more.
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Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapy

At University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, we perform the two main types of stem cell transplant: Autologous transplant – uses the body’s own stem cells and Allogeneic transplant – uses well-matched stem cells from another person.
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Concussion Evaluation and Management

A severe fall or a blow to the head severe enough to shake or injure the brain can result in a concussion. Most concussions are mild, and people recover fully. However, any brain injury from a concussion must heal properly before you put yourself at risk of another.
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Chemotherapy is a treatment option for adults or children with cancer using drugs that kill cancer cells. Often simply called “chemo,” chemotherapy is a combination of medications designed to destroy cancer cells, cause remission of your cancer or actually cure the cancer.
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Fracture Care and Surgery

When our bones encounter a trauma, they can break. These breaks can be small, fine breaks called stress fractures, often in the lower leg and foot, or they can be more serious breaks in the hips and back.
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Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot and ankle problems can be painful and affect our gait, our balance, and our mobility. A wide variety of surgeries can correct genetic disorders, injuries, or simple wear and tear. Many of surgeries can be performed laparoscopically, reducing your pain and recovery time.
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Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery

There are a wide range of injuries, disorders and joint conditions that can affect hands, wrists, and elbows of you or your child. These might be due to sports injuries, one of several forms of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more.
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Limb Reconstruction

Limb reconstruction may be recommended after certain surgeries or if you or your child has cancer in a bone. After the tumor is removed, the limb may be reconstructed so it can continue to offer strength and functionality.
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