Treatments for Bone Fractures in Children and Adolescents

Your Child’s Care Begins Here

Our pediatric orthopedic team reduces the pain and stress that a broken bone can have on a child and family. We use the latest techniques and technologies to manage fractures in children of all ages. Our fracture clinic provides convenient, walk-in care weekdays for all patients ages 18 and under.

Treatments we provide

X-Ray

Our onsite x-ray services allow us to quickly diagnose and treat each child’s injury.
Casting 


Casting

We offer both waterproof and non-waterproof casts to keep the bone in place while it heals. (Not all fractures can be treated with waterproof casts; we work individually with each person to develop the best course of action.) Your child can pick a color for their cast; many times we even do more than one color!

Splints and Braces

Some fractures may only require a splint or brace to allow the bone to heal. Our orthopedic experts will determine if this option will work in each patient.

Surgery

Depending on the type and location of the fracture, surgery may be needed. Surgery can range from reducing, or setting, the bone to holding the bone in place with pins, plates or screws.

Long-Term Follow Up

Children’s bones are special because they are growing. When a fracture involves the growth plate (the area of cells that helps bones grow), follow up may be needed to monitor growth. If any damage was done to the growth plate our orthopedic specialists can identify, and often correct, the problem, preventing any long-term difficulties.