Valley Children’s was ranked one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in Orthopaedics by U.S. News & World Report in 2017-2018. From infants to young adults, the team treats all aspects of children’s orthopaedic needs on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Performing about 2,200 pediatric orthopaedic surgeries a year, and attending to over 30,000 outpatient visits a year, Valley Children’s board certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons specialize in the treatment of complex orthopaedic conditions such as congenital deformities of the upper and lower extremities, spinal disorders, sports-related injuries and neuromuscular diseases.
The department was one of the first in the nation to implement an urgent care center that allots additional time and resources to handle anticipated influxes in pediatrician referrals and unscheduled appointments. These include traumatic injuries from simple falls on the playground to major motor vehicle collisions. Based on experience, the practice developed the concept that we could predict – and therefore better prepare for – increases in patients who require immediate attention.
Sports injuries are common among children and adolescents. Our orthopaedic surgeons, all members of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society, are experts at treating complex fractures quickly while preventing surgical complications. Valley Children’s orthopaedic physicians have extensive experience in treating young athletes and employ sport-specific treatment to get athletes back to play as soon as possible.