Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Families come from around the world for the skill and expertise of the orthopaedic team at Children’s National, one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation.
Children’s orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists are leaders in the field and pioneers in the use of innovative techniques and minimally invasive procedures to correct bone and musculoskeletal disorders in children from infancy up to age 21.
Experts in Care for Kids
From casting a broken bone to surgery for a complex orthopaedic condition, it is important to find a pediatric orthopedic expert since your child is still growing, physically and neurologically.
Division Chief Laurel Blakemore, MD, and Children’s comprehensive orthopaedics team can diagnose and treat the full range of pediatric musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, including:
Our healthcare team puts a premium on communication, and meets regularly with patients and their families to explain all stages of treatment and answer questions. The Children’s orthopaedic team includes:
• Doctors and surgeons with expertise in pediatric orthopaedic conditions
• Pediatric nurse practitioners who specialize in orthopaedics
• Certified athletic trainers who only work with children
Children’s Orthopaedic Facilities
Children’s orthopaedic facilities and operating rooms are state-of-the-art and kid-friendly. Equipment is sized for smaller patients, and the environment is designed to make children and waiting families as comfortable as possible.
Comprehensive Spine Program
Children's consists of six orthopaedic surgeons and four pediatric neurosurgeons who provide diagnostic and treatment services for children and teens with conditions including idiopathic scoliosis, congenital spine deformities, spinal trauma, and spinal tumors. The team uses state-of-the-art treatments such as inoperative CT imaging, minimally invasive techniques, and VEPTR treatment for children with complex spine disorders.
For the convenience of patients and parents, orthopaedic services, including casting and X-ray facilities, surgical procedures are available at the main hospital location in Washington, DC, and each Regional Outpatient Centers. Outpatient procedures can be performed at the Montgomery County Ambulatory Surgery Center and at Children’s affiliated private practice in Fairfax, Children’s National Specialists of Virginia, LLC.
Special Programs and Activities
Children’s National believes in comprehensive care. Special condition and education programs are another way we connect with patients and their families:
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